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The clock is assessed annually in response to events in the preceding year

2. 1953

US tests first hydrogen

bomb

1. 1949

USSR’s first nuclear test

3. 1974

India tests its first nuclear device

4. 1981

Soviet war in Afghan-

istan

continues

5. 1991

End of cold

war

6. 2007

North Korea conducts

nuclear

test

7. 2015

Climate change and nuclear

weapons

modernisation

8. 2017

Trump’s

comments

on climate

change and nuclear

proliferation

9. 2018

Failure of world leaders to address the largest threats to humanity

 

3. 1974

India tests its first nuclear device

1. 1949

USSR’s first nuclear test

2. 1953

US tests first hydrogen

bomb

6. 2007

North Korea conducts

nuclear test

4. 1981

Soviet war in Afghanistan

continues

5. 1991

End of cold

war

7. 2015

Climate change and nuclear

weapons

modernisation

8. 2017

Trump’s comments on climate change and nuclear

proliferation

9. 2018

Failure of world leaders to address the largest threats to humanity