The Doomsday clock which is supposed to track the likelihood of a global catastrophe has been move up by one minute from six to five minutes to midnight. This is in response to the lack of progress in nuclear disarmament and the attitude shown by governments towards climate change.
Is this really fair?
Although nuclear disarmament has not progressed much, it has not exactly been the drive of most countries to create large arsenals despite their best efforts. And those countries which do have them are trying not to the technology out anyway. The only major worries are North Korea and Iran, one of which has a new leader and the other of which has Israel just waiting for an excuse.
Surely the effect of the Arab Spring, which bought hope of democracy to parts of Northern Africa would have moved the clock back?
Perhaps the election of a hawkish POTUS, the opening up of China should affect it or the collapse of the EU, should they occur will have an impact?
What world events do you see should have an impact on the Doomsday Clock?