Scientists from the BPA have said the has become more in the past year. BPA scientists are experts on weapons, energy, climate , and new technologies. They set the Doomsday Clock, which was started in 1947 to show how the world is to . The BPA just moved the clock's minute from three minutes to midnight to two-and-a-half minutes to . This is the closest it has been to midnight (the Apocalypse) since 1953. Then, the hand was at two minutes to midnight after hydrogen tests by the USA and Russia.
The BPA's said President Donald Trump's statements on climate change, nuclear weapons, and terrorism have added to risk. The BPA warned that: "The of global catastrophe is very , and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very ." The BPA chief asked people to make sure their do the right things. She said: "I hope the [created] by the 2017 setting of the Clock…helps around the world hold their leaders responsible for delivering a safer and healthier ."