Current Doomsday Clock Official Time Today
The Doomsday Clock was started in 1947, due to the threat of nuclear warfare. It appeared on the Bulletin for the first time, then went from newsletter form to magazine.
The clock's time was originally set to seven minutes to midnight and the Bulletin informed the world of the urgency and dangers of the new threat the world faced of nuclear warfare and advanced weaponry.
In 2020 the doomsday clock was set to 100 seconds to midnight for the first time in its history. The doomsday clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight in 2021. Click the change reasons to see why.