2024 Doomsday Clock – level 1
The Doomsday Clock stays at 90 seconds to global catastrophe. It is the closest ever to midnight.
This is bad news for all people. There are many risks. Wars make the world unstable, mainly the war in Ukraine and Gaza. There are other conflicts in the Middle East. Leaders do not speak about nuclear weapons enough. Countries do not do enough to slow climate change. Artificial intelligence may be dangerous, too.
Once again, scientists ask leaders to do more for the planet. They worry that the United States will take part in Middle East wars. The planet will get even warmer. We must do something now.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What are some potential consequences and dangers of not addressing issues such as wars, climate change, and artificial intelligence?
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.