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Scientists from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BPA) have said the of the world has come a little in the year. BPA scientists are on nuclear weapons, disarmament, the changing energy , climate change, and emerging technologies. It is for setting the Doomsday Clock, which was started in 1947 to symbolize how close the world is to . The BPA has just moved the clock's minute hand from three minutes to to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. This is the closest it has been to midnight (the Apocalypse) since 1953. Then, the minute was moved to two minutes to midnight after hydrogen bomb by the USA and Russia.

The BPA's latest said President Donald Trump's recent on climate change, building nuclear weapons, and terrorism have added to the global . The BPA warned that: "The probability of global catastrophe is very , and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very ." BPA chief Dr Rachel Bronson called on people around the world to make their leaders do the right things for the world. She said: "I hope the [created] by the 2017 setting of the Clock raises the of conversation, promotes calls to action, and helps citizens around the world hold their leaders responsible for delivering a safer and healthier ."

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