February 24, 1991
The guardians of the "Doomsday Clock" say they are keeping a close watch on the Gulf War. Since 1947, the CLOCK HAS TRACKED THE WORLD'S FLIRTATION WITH NUCLEAR WAR. The clock, whose image appears on the cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, hangs on the wall of the magazine's offices on the University of Chicago campus. The hands of the clock were last moved a year ago, after the end of the Cold War.
March 7, 1990 |
The countdown to nuclear disaster gained four minutes Tuesday when The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reset its "Doomsday Clock" to reflect the easing of superpower tensions. "The likelihood of a full-scale nuclear holocaust has been reduced," said Leonard Rieser, chairman of the board of directors, before he pushed the clock's minute hand back to 10 minutes before midnight. Recent revolutionary changes in Eastern Europe and Soviet leader Mikhail S.