The Doomsday Clock, established by atomic scientists in the shadow of WW2 nuclear warfare, summates leading academic thinking into a single expression: how close to global destruction (midnight) are we?
Every year the hands move; historically the ’62 Cold War Cuban missile crisis was the closest. In 2018 the clock returned to the same position: 2 Minutes to Midnight – fuelled by nuclear weapons rhetoric between major superpowers and unchecked social media.
Modern nuclear weapons are 100’s of times the magnitude of those first used in the 1940s. This mini-series and VR experience distils historical experience with modern scientific and geopolitical knowledge and then takes us to an unimaginable future: a modern use of nuclear weapons.
We visit all four corners of the globe, bringing science into perspective through human portraits of survival: from day zero to years beyond, we demonstrate how airborne radiation and nuclear winter present threats to the planet and to humankind.