What Does the Doomsday Clock Mean for Humanity In The New Normal World?

Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2022     |     PP. 68-79      |     PDF (262 K)    |     Pub. Date: June 4, 2022
DOI: 10.54647/physics14432    91 Downloads     2310 Views  


Dr. Parin Somani, Independent Academic Scholar

In 2022 the Doomsday Day Clock struck one hundred seconds to midnight alerting humanity to the seriousness of global security in contemporary life. This study aims to identify the significance of the doomsday clock in the new normal world. There is an endeavour to provide recommendations to facilitate increased time away from midnight on the Doomsday Clock in the new normal world. A systematic literature review is conducted via a thorough literary search utilising published and grey literature sources. Literature was obtained, extracted, analysed, interpreted, and evaluated. Results have indicated that the doomsday clock is a metaphor and an international symbol that represents the minimal time humanity has before the world is destroyed through manmade technologies. It focuses on how many minutes to midnight humanity has before the world ends. This article addresses the following: doomsday clock over the years, nuclear risk, climate change and disruptive technologies. This study has deduced that the Doomsday Clock is a metaphor that has been devised to alert the world to the seriousness of nuclear risk, climate change and technologies. The covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities but has promoted the use of technology. The Bulletin comprises of individuals that are involved in scientific advancements with colossal information that can be utilised to provide global societies with legitimate facts and dangers of technologies, nuclear risks, and climate change that should be utilised in decision-making processes. The need for diversity and understanding the political processes within multiple countries and the impact of science on national and international societies is vital in the new normal.

Doomsday Clock, New normal, Climate change, Technology, Nuclear risk

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Dr. Parin Somani, What Does the Doomsday Clock Mean for Humanity In The New Normal World? , SCIREA Journal of Physics. Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2022 | PP. 68-79. 10.54647/physics14432


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