|The symbolic Doomsday Clock calculated by a group of scientists was moved a minute closer to midnight on Tuesday. [Agencies]|
The symbolic Doomsday Clock calculated by a group of scientists was moved a minute closer to midnight on Tuesday, with the group citing inadequate progress on nuclear weapons reduction and climate change, Reuters reported.
The clock was moved to five minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said, the first adjustment since the beginning of 2010, when it was moved back one minute to six minutes from midnight or "doomsday".
Initially the clock was focused on nuclear war, but its scope has been broadened as scientists added other risks to humanity. （点击路透社网站查看原文）
(China.org.cn January 12, 2012)