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Will the Doomsday clock advance closer to Midnight?


The Doomsday Clock is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a anthropogenic global catastrophe. The clock represents catastrophe as "midnight" and the Bulletin's opinion on how close the world is to such a as a number of "minutes" to midnight. Its original setting in 1947 was seven minutes to midnight. Since January 2018, the clock has been set at two minutes to midnight.

This question asks: When the Doomsday Clock is next updated, will the time be later than two minutes to midnight?

The clock need not advance by a full minute; any advance will suffice for a positive resolution. If the clock is left unchanged at two minutes to midnight, or if it is moved back, this question resolves negatively. If the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces that the Doomsday Clock is to be discontinued before any relevant time changes (or decisions to leave it unchanged) are announced, this question resolves ambiguously.

See also Metaculus' previous forecasts of the Clock's direction for 2017 and for 2019.

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