Members of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists unveil the 2017 time for the "Doomsday Clock" January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. McNamee/Getty Images/AFP
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Comments by U.S. President Donald Trump on nuclear weapons and climate change have helped make the world less safe, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned Thursday, moving its symbolic "Doomsday Clock" 30 seconds closer to midnight. The clock, which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet, was last changed in 2015, from five to three minutes before midnight.On the nuclear issue, Trump said in December that the U.S. must build up its nuclear arsenal.In an opinion piece published in the New York Times, Krauss and another bulletin scientist, David Titley, wrote that Trump was a key factor in their decision.It has changed 19 times since then, ranging from two minutes to midnight in 1953 to 17 minutes before midnight in 1991 .
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