The Doomsday Clock has remained at 90 seconds to midnight for a second year in a row.
Maintaining last year’s setting means the clock’s keepers at the Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists believe the threat of global apocalypse has not cooled off in the past 12 months.
The experts called it “a moment of historic danger”.
The clock is a symbolic timepiece showing how close the world is to ending.
Among other factors, the bulletin cited the wars in Ukraine and Gaza as reasons for the continued setting, as well as the Earth experiencing its hottest year on record.
“We once again set the Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight because humanity continues to face an unprecedented level of danger,” the bulletin said.
“Our decision should not be taken as a sign that the international security situation has eased.
“Instead, leaders and citizens around the world should take this statement as a stark warning and respond urgently, as if today were the most dangerous moment in modern history. Because it may well be.”
STV News is now on WhatsApp
Get all the latest news from around the countryFollow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp
Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country