The Doomsday Clock, a symbol of the world's proximity to self-destruction, remains set at 90 seconds to midnight, reflecting ongoing global threats.

The Doomsday Clock, created in 1947 to symbolize the threat of nuclear Armageddon, has been set at various times reflecting the world's proximity to global catastrophe. This article explores the Clock's history, its fluctuations over the years in response to global threats including nuclear war, climate change, and pandemics, and its current setting at 90 seconds to midnight after Russia's threat of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine. The piece also shares the author's personal experiences with the looming fear of nuclear war during his childhood.