It’s Two and a Half minutes to Midnight according to the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the group in charge of the Doomsday Clock, and this is the closest the clock has been to Midnight since 1953.
They say it is because of the words of Donald Trump, which is also the first time one man has been responsible for moving the clock in either direction, they decided his policies and practices warranted moving the clock ahead; 30 seconds closer to midnight.
There are many factors that go into the decision of where the clock, which was introduced in 1947 where it stood at 11 minutes to midnight, stands. All of that can be seen by checking out the Doomsday Dashboard.
Now, this is all theoretical, and they are not trying to cause a panic, more they are trying to stir action; to let people know there are serious issues at hand Today and that everyone should be paying attention to make sure the right decisions are being made.
You can read the entire statement on the clock change here.