20th January 2022: The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. The Doomsday Clock (75th Anniversary). Which way will the hands move this year?

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Hank Green, author and science communicator, joins 75th anniversary Doomsday Clock announcement

By Lorene Yue | January 6, 2022

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live virtual news conference at 10:00 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on Thursday, Jan. 20 to announce the 2022 Doomsday Clock time and commence the 75th anniversary of the iconic Clock.

The announcement can be viewed on the Bulletin’s website or its Facebook page.

For 75 years, the Doomsday Clock has acted as a metaphor for how close humanity is to self-annihilation. Since 1947, it has also served as a call-to-action to reverse the hands, which have moved backwards before. The Doomsday Clock is set annually by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with the organization’s Board of Sponsors.

The 2022 Doomsday Clock program will feature remarks from:

  • Hank Green, science communicator, vlogger, and New York Times best-selling author (An Absolutely Remarkable Thing). Hank is known for producing the popular YouTube channel Vlogbrothers with his brother, author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Turtles All the Way Down);
  • Rachel Bronson, PhD, president and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Asha M. George, DrPH, executive director, Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Herb Lin, ScD, senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Sharon Squassoni, research professor at the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, at the George Washington University, and co-chair, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Scott D. Sagan, PhD, Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) at Stanford University, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; and
  • Raymond Pierrehumbert, PhD, Halley Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, lead author on the IPCC Third Assessment Report, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The Doomsday Clock’s 75th anniversary will also be memorialized in a coffee table book that explores how the powerful symbol has impacted culture, politics, and global policy—and helped shape discussions and strategies around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies.

About the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, the Bulletin equips the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to human existence. At its core, it is a media organization, posting free articles on its website and publishing a premium digital magazine. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies.  Learn more at TheBulletin.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

2022 Doomsday Clock announcement media contacts:
Alex Frank
afrank@hastingsgroup.com

Max Karlin
mkarlin@hastingsgroup.com

Media contact for the Bulletin:
Lorene Yue
lyue@thebulletin.org

As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

The Bulletin elevates expert voices above the noise. But as an independent, nonprofit media organization, our operations depend on the support of readers like you. Help us continue to deliver quality journalism that holds leaders accountable. Your support of our work at any level is important. In return, we promise our coverage will be understandable, influential, vigilant, solution-oriented, and fair-minded. Together we can make a difference. Support the Bulletin

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Hank Green, author and science communicator, joins 75th anniversary Doomsday Clock announcement

By Lorene Yue | January 6, 2022

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live virtual news conference at 10:00 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on Thursday, Jan. 20 to announce the 2022 Doomsday Clock time and commence the 75th anniversary of the iconic Clock.

The announcement can be viewed on the Bulletin’s website or its Facebook page.

For 75 years, the Doomsday Clock has acted as a metaphor for how close humanity is to self-annihilation. Since 1947, it has also served as a call-to-action to reverse the hands, which have moved backwards before. The Doomsday Clock is set annually by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with the organization’s Board of Sponsors.

The 2022 Doomsday Clock program will feature remarks from:

  • Hank Green, science communicator, vlogger, and New York Times best-selling author (An Absolutely Remarkable Thing). Hank is known for producing the popular YouTube channel Vlogbrothers with his brother, author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Turtles All the Way Down);
  • Rachel Bronson, PhD, president and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Asha M. George, DrPH, executive director, Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Herb Lin, ScD, senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Sharon Squassoni, research professor at the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, at the George Washington University, and co-chair, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Scott D. Sagan, PhD, Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) at Stanford University, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; and
  • Raymond Pierrehumbert, PhD, Halley Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, lead author on the IPCC Third Assessment Report, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The Doomsday Clock’s 75th anniversary will also be memorialized in a coffee table book that explores how the powerful symbol has impacted culture, politics, and global policy—and helped shape discussions and strategies around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies.

About the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, the Bulletin equips the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to human existence. At its core, it is a media organization, posting free articles on its website and publishing a premium digital magazine. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies.  Learn more at TheBulletin.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

2022 Doomsday Clock announcement media contacts:
Alex Frank
afrank@hastingsgroup.com

Max Karlin
mkarlin@hastingsgroup.com

Media contact for the Bulletin:
Lorene Yue
lyue@thebulletin.org

As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

The Bulletin elevates expert voices above the noise. But as an independent, nonprofit media organization, our operations depend on the support of readers like you. Help us continue to deliver quality journalism that holds leaders accountable. Your support of our work at any level is important. In return, we promise our coverage will be understandable, influential, vigilant, solution-oriented, and fair-minded. Together we can make a difference. Support the Bulletin

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Hank Green, author and science communicator, joins 75th anniversary Doomsday Clock announcement

By Lorene Yue | January 6, 2022

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live virtual news conference at 10:00 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on Thursday, Jan. 20 to announce the 2022 Doomsday Clock time and commence the 75th anniversary of the iconic Clock.

The announcement can be viewed on the Bulletin’s website or its Facebook page.

For 75 years, the Doomsday Clock has acted as a metaphor for how close humanity is to self-annihilation. Since 1947, it has also served as a call-to-action to reverse the hands, which have moved backwards before. The Doomsday Clock is set annually by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with the organization’s Board of Sponsors.

The 2022 Doomsday Clock program will feature remarks from:

  • Hank Green, science communicator, vlogger, and New York Times best-selling author (An Absolutely Remarkable Thing). Hank is known for producing the popular YouTube channel Vlogbrothers with his brother, author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Turtles All the Way Down);
  • Rachel Bronson, PhD, president and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Asha M. George, DrPH, executive director, Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Herb Lin, ScD, senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Sharon Squassoni, research professor at the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, at the George Washington University, and co-chair, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;
  • Scott D. Sagan, PhD, Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) at Stanford University, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; and
  • Raymond Pierrehumbert, PhD, Halley Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, lead author on the IPCC Third Assessment Report, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The Doomsday Clock’s 75th anniversary will also be memorialized in a coffee table book that explores how the powerful symbol has impacted culture, politics, and global policy—and helped shape discussions and strategies around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies.

About the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, the Bulletin equips the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to human existence. At its core, it is a media organization, posting free articles on its website and publishing a premium digital magazine. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies.  Learn more at TheBulletin.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

2022 Doomsday Clock announcement media contacts:
Alex Frank
afrank@hastingsgroup.com

Max Karlin
mkarlin@hastingsgroup.com

Media contact for the Bulletin:
Lorene Yue
lyue@thebulletin.org

As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

The Bulletin elevates expert voices above the noise. But as an independent, nonprofit media organization, our operations depend on the support of readers like you. Help us continue to deliver quality journalism that holds leaders accountable. Your support of our work at any level is important. In return, we promise our coverage will be understandable, influential, vigilant, solution-oriented, and fair-minded. Together we can make a difference. Support the Bulletin

Keywords: Doomsday Clock
Topics: What’s New at the Bulletin

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Dave Kuhlman, Sharon Squassoni, Daniel Holz

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Photo of Noah Mayhew, 2021 Leonard M. Rieser Award winner

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Idaho National Laboratory’s Fuel Conditioning Facility supports work to demonstrate the technical feasibility of a nuclear recycling technique called pyroprocessing. Photo Credit: Fuel Conditioning Fact Sheet, Idaho National Laboratory.

Why joint US-South Korean research on plutonium separation raises nuclear proliferation danger

By Frank N. von Hippel, Jungmin Kang

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A 2016 Great Prophet wargame in southeastern Iran. Credit: Hossein Zohrevand for Tasnim News Agency. License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

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DeepMind’s David Silver speaks to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists about games, beauty, and AI’s potential to avert human-made disasters. Photo provided by David Silver and used with permission.

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Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo speaks the 2015 NPT Review Conference event, “The Urgency of Action on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty – Contributing to International Peace and Security in an Increasingly Unstable World.” Credit: The Official CTBTO Photostream. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

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By Lauren Sukin

A gallows set up outside the US Capitol.

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By Matt Field

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