Growing concerns about a possible nuclear war and other global threats a team of scientists have pushed forward the symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds and is now 2 1/2 from a potential "apocalyptic" event.

"It is with considerable concern that we set the time of the 2018 doomsday clock and offer a plea to rewind the doomsday clock," said Bulletin of Atomic Scientists President and CEO Rachel Bronson. "As of today, it is two minutes to midnight."

For 70 years a group by the nonprofit U.S.-based Bulletin of Atomic Scientists measures the planet’s safety based on global threats like climate change and possible nuclear events and due to recent events they believe it is imminent. Rising tension between Russia and the West was also a contributing factor along with the tension between North Korea and the United States over the feuds of their leaders.

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