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The Environmental Doomsday Clock

Each year the Foundation conducts a survey of the sense of crisis felt by respondents about the continuance of the human race as the global environment continues to deteriorate, gauging the responses with the time expressed on the hands of the Environmental Doomsday Clock created by the Foundation.

The latest Environmental Doomsday Clock

News

Results of the 29th annual

Results of the 29th annual "Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and the Survival of Humankind" announced

September 08, 2020

The 2020 Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and the Survival of Humankind is open from April 1 - May 31, 2020.

The 2020 Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and the Survival of Humankind is open from April 1 - May 31, 2020.

April 01, 2020

Results of the 28th annual

Results of the 28th annual "Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and the Survival of Humankind" announced

September 06, 2019

Changes in the Environmental Doomsday Clock

1992

(N=1054)

7:49

7:49

2000

(N=643)

8:56

8:56

2010

(N=663)

9:19

9:19

2020

(N=1811)

9:47

9:47

Past & Present Environmental Doomsday Clock

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  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 2020

    9:47

    • Oceania

      10:20

    • North America

      10:33

    • Central America &
      The Caribbean

      9:38

    • South America

      9:29

    • Western Europe

      9:59

    • Africa

      8:34

    • Middle East

      9:35

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:30

    • Asia

      9:44

  • 2019

    9:46

    • Oceania

      10:31

    • USA & Canada

      10:30

    • Central, Caribbean
      America

      9:36

    • South America

      9:38

    • Western Europe

      10:06

    • Africa

      8:59

    • Middle East

      9:45

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:13

    • Asia

      9:38

  • 2018

    9:47

    • Oceania

      10:03

    • USA & Canada

      10:11

    • Central, Caribbean
      America

      9:10

    • South America

      9:24

    • Western Europe

      10:04

    • Africa

      9:28

    • Middle East

      9:30

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:42

    • Asia

      9:48

  • 2017

    9:33

    • Oceania

      10:13

    • USA & Canada

      10:08

    • Central, Caribbean
      America

      9:19

    • South America

      9:32

    • Western Europe

      9:45

    • Africa

      9:12

    • Middle East

      9:05

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:47

    • Asia

      9:25

  • 2016

    9:31

    • Oceania

      10:01

    • USA & Canada

      9:58

    • Central, Caribbean
      America

      9:38

    • South America

      9:48

    • Western Europe

      9:47

    • Africa

      9:09

    • Middle East

      10:06

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:51

    • Asia

      9:18

  • 2015

    9:27

    • Oceania

      10:06

    • USA & Canada

      10:01

    • Central, Caribbean
      America

      9:47

    • South America

      9:54

    • Western Europe

      9:42

    • Africa

      9:00

    • Middle East

      9:10

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:51

    • Asia

      9:15

  • 2014

    9:23

    • Oceania

      10:08

    • USA & Canada

      9:55

    • Central, Caribbean
      America

      9:12

    • South America

      9:23

    • Western Europe

      9:33

    • Africa

      9:09

    • Middle East

      9:21

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:59

    • Asia

      9:15

  • 2013

    9:19

    • USA & Canada

      10:16

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:46

    • Western Europe

      9:40

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:48

    • Africa

      9:42

    • Middle East

      9:08

    • India

      9:27

    • China

      9:16

    • Taiwan

      8:39

    • Korea

      9:31

    • Japan

      9:05

    • Asian Region*

      9:29

    • Oceania

      10:01

  • 2012

    9:23

    • USA & Canada

      9:54

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      10:00

    • Western Europe

      9:55

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:12

    • Africa

      10:04

    • Middle East

      9:38

    • India

      9:10

    • China

      8:49

    • Taiwan

      8:57

    • Korea

      9:33

    • Japan

      9:14

    • Asian Region*

      9:39

    • Oceania

      10:14

  • 2011

    9:01

    • USA & Canada

      9:35

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:18

    • Western Europe

      9:28

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:13

    • Africa

      9:09

    • Middle East

      10:24

    • India

      9:31

    • China

      7:57

    • Taiwan

      8:42

    • Korea

      9:59

    • Japan

      8:46

    • Asian Region*

      9:03

    • Oceania

      10:06

  • 2010

    9:19

    • USA & Canada

      10:13

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:48

    • Western Europe

      9:45

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:47

    • Africa

      10:24

    • Middle East

      10:47

    • India

      9:42

    • China

      8:04

    • Taiwan

      9:18

    • Korea

      9:35

    • Japan

      9:09

    • Asian Region*

      9:40

    • Oceania

      10:29

  • 2009

    9:22

    • USA & Canada

      10:01

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:28

    • Western Europe

      9:55

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      10:00

    • Africa

      10:15

    • Middle East

      9:42

    • India

      9:45

    • China

      8:26

    • Taiwan

      8:38

    • Korea

      9:53

    • Japan

      9:08

    • Asian Region*

      9:29

    • Oceania

      10:10

  • 2008

    9:33

    • USA & Canada

      10:13

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:49

    • Western Europe

      9:44

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:37

    • Africa

      10:31

    • Middle East

      9:24

    • India

      10:05

    • China

      8:03

    • Taiwan

      8:03

    • Korea

      8:51

    • Japan

      9:42

    • Asian Region*

      10:02

    • Oceania

      10:34

  • 2007

    9:31

    • USA & Canada

      9:40

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:38

    • Western Europe

      9:23

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:20

    • Africa

      10:02

    • Middle East

      9:41

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:34

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      10:27

  • 2006

    9:17

    • USA & Canada

      9:18

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:31

    • Western Europe

      9:08

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:07

    • Africa

      9:32

    • Middle East

      10:05

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:15

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:18

  • 2005

    9:05

    • USA & Canada

      8:54

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:08

    • Western Europe

      8:43

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:26

    • Africa

      9:03

    • Middle East

      9:18

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:07

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:18

  • 2004

    9:08

    • USA & Canada

      9:14

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:12

    • Western Europe

      8:56

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:30

    • Africa

      9:04

    • Middle East

      8:41

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:06

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:08

  • 2003

    9:15

    • USA & Canada

      9:03

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:19

    • Western Europe

      8:52

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:02

    • Africa

      9:22

    • Middle East

      8:52

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:20

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:37

  • 2002

    9:05

    • USA & Canada

      8:23

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:22

    • Western Europe

      8:44

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:28

    • Africa

      9:29

    • Middle East

      8:02

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:18

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:22

  • 2001

    9:08

    • USA & Canada

      9:54

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:00

    • Western Europe

      8:58

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:17

    • Africa

      9:37

    • Middle East

      9:01

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:04

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      8:58

  • 2000

    8:56

    • USA & Canada

      8:49

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      8:52

    • Western Europe

      8:46

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:21

    • Africa

      9:17

    • Middle East

      9:38

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      8:56

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      8:31

  • 1999

    9:08

    • USA & Canada

      9:03

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:14

    • Western Europe

      8:46

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:21

    • Africa

      9:13

    • Middle East

      9:32

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:07

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      8:52

  • 1998

    9:05

    • USA & Canada

      8:40

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:04

    • Western Europe

      9:37

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:44

    • Africa

      9:08

    • Middle East

      8:47

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      9:01

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:34

  • 1997

    9:04

    • USA & Canada

      9:09

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:26

    • Western Europe

      9:53

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:37

    • Africa

      9:15

    • Middle East

      9:33

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      8:42

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      8:52

  • 1996

    9:13

    • USA & Canada

      9:30

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:28

    • Western Europe

      9:46

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:12

    • Africa

      9:25

    • Middle East

      8:30

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      8:51

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:43

  • 1995

    8:49

    • USA & Canada

      8:52

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:23

    • Western Europe

      9:02

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:29

    • Africa

      9:33

    • Middle East

      9:09

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      8:08

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:44

  • 1994

    8:47

    • USA & Canada

      9:07

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      9:37

    • Western Europe

      9:35

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      8:10

    • Africa

      9:14

    • Middle East

      -

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      8:01

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      8:53

  • 1993

    8:19

    • USA & Canada

      8:58

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      8:37

    • Western Europe

      9:02

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      7:02

    • Africa

      8:43

    • Middle East

      8:12

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      7:33

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      8:23

  • 1992

    7:49

    • USA & Canada

      8:35

    • Latin America
      (Central, Caribbean, South)

      8:57

    • Western Europe

      8:54

    • Eastern Europe &
      former Soviet Union

      9:27

    • Africa

      8:10

    • Middle East

      8:10

    • India

      -

    • China

      -

    • Taiwan

      -

    • Korea

      -

    • Japan

      7:38

    • Asian Region*

      -

    • Oceania

      9:58

Regional Times

  • Global
  • Japan
  • North America
  • Asian Region
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Eastern Europe & former Soviet Union
  • Western Europe
  • Latin America (Central, Caribbean, South)
  • Central America & The Caribbean
  • South America
  • Oceania
  • Middle East
  • Global

    • 1992

      7:49

    • 1993

      8:19

    • 1994

      8:47

    • 1995

      8:49

    • 1996

      9:13

    • 1997

      9:04

    • 1998

      9:05

    • 1999

      9:08

    • 2000

      8:56

    • 2001

      9:08

    • 2002

      9:05

    • 2003

      9:15

    • 2004

      9:08

    • 2005

      9:05

    • 2006

      9:17

    • 2007

      9:31

    • 2008

      9:33

    • 2009

      9:22

    • 2010

      9:19

    • 2011

      9:01

    • 2012

      9:23

    • 2013

      9:19

    • 2014

      9:23

    • 2015

      9:27

    • 2016

      9:31

    • 2017

      9:33

    • 2018

      9:47

    • 2019

      9:46

    • 2020

      9:47

  • Japan

    • 1992

      7:38

    • 1993

      7:33

    • 1994

      8:01

    • 1995

      8:08

    • 1996

      8:51

    • 1997

      8:42

    • 1998

      9:01

    • 1999

      9:07

    • 2000

      8:56

    • 2001

      9:04

    • 2002

      9:18

    • 2003

      9:20

    • 2004

      9:06

    • 2005

      9:07

    • 2006

      9:15

    • 2007

      9:34

    • 2008

      9:42

    • 2009

      9:08

    • 2010

      9:09

    • 2011

      8:46

    • 2012

      9:14

    • 2013

      9:05

    • 2014

      9:04

    • 2015

      9:09

    • 2016

      9:03

    • 2017

      9:11

    • 2018

      9:31

    • 2019

      9:39

    • 2020

      9:46

  • North America

    • 1992

      8:35

    • 1993

      8:58

    • 1994

      9:07

    • 1995

      8:52

    • 1996

      9:30

    • 1997

      9:09

    • 1998

      8:40

    • 1999

      9:03

    • 2000

      8:49

    • 2001

      9:54

    • 2002

      8:23

    • 2003

      9:03

    • 2004

      9:14

    • 2005

      8:54

    • 2006

      9:18

    • 2007

      9:40

    • 2008

      10:13

    • 2009

      10:01

    • 2010

      10:13

    • 2011

      9:35

    • 2012

      9:54

    • 2013

      10:16

    • 2014

      9:55

    • 2015

      10:01

    • 2016

      9:58

    • 2017

      10:08

    • 2018

      10:11

    • 2019

      10:30

    • 2020

      10:33

  • Asian Region

    • 1992

      8:10

    • 1993

      8:19

    • 1994

      9:16

    • 1995

      9:41

    • 1996

      9:41

    • 1997

      9:25

    • 1998

      8:59

    • 1999

      9:47

    • 2000

      9:16

    • 2001

      9:04

    • 2002

      8:36

    • 2003

      9:41

    • 2004

      9:32

    • 2005

      9:41

    • 2006

      9:17

    • 2007

      9:10

    • 2008

      8:52

    • 2009

      9:04

    • 2010

      9:01

    • 2011

      8:51

    • 2012

      9:03

    • 2013

      9:12

    • 2014

    • 2015

    • 2016

    • 2017

    • 2018

    • 2019

    • 2020

  • Asia

    • 1992

    • 1993

    • 1994

    • 1995

    • 1996

    • 1997

    • 1998

    • 1999

    • 2000

    • 2001

    • 2002

    • 2003

    • 2004

    • 2005

    • 2006

    • 2007

    • 2008

    • 2009

    • 2010

    • 2011

    • 2012

    • 2013

    • 2014

      9:15

    • 2015

      9:15

    • 2016

      9:18

    • 2017

      9:25

    • 2018

      9:48

    • 2019

      9:38

    • 2020

      9:44

  • Africa

    • 1992

      8:10

    • 1993

      8:43

    • 1994

      9:14

    • 1995

      9:33

    • 1996

      9:25

    • 1997

      9:15

    • 1998

      9:08

    • 1999

      9:13

    • 2000

      9:17

    • 2001

      9:37

    • 2002

      9:29

    • 2003

      9:22

    • 2004

      9:04

    • 2005

      9:03

    • 2006

      9:32

    • 2007

      10:02

    • 2008

      10:31

    • 2009

      10:15

    • 2010

      10:24

    • 2011

      9:09

    • 2012

      10:04

    • 2013

      9:42

    • 2014

      9:09

    • 2015

      9:00

    • 2016

      9:09

    • 2017

      9:12

    • 2018

      9:28

    • 2019

      8:59

    • 2020

      8:34

  • Eastern Europe & former Soviet Union

    • 1992

      9:27

    • 1993

      7:02

    • 1994

      8:10

    • 1995

      9:29

    • 1996

      9:12

    • 1997

      9:37

    • 1998

      9:44

    • 1999

      9:21

    • 2000

      8:21

    • 2001

      8:17

    • 2002

      9:28

    • 2003

      9:02

    • 2004

      8:30

    • 2005

      8:26

    • 2006

      9:07

    • 2007

      9:20

    • 2008

      9:37

    • 2009

      10:00

    • 2010

      9:47

    • 2011

      9:13

    • 2012

      9:12

    • 2013

      9:48

    • 2014

      8:59

    • 2015

      8:51

    • 2016

      8:51

    • 2017

      8:47

    • 2018

      8:42

    • 2019

      9:13

    • 2020

      9:30

  • Western Europe

    • 1992

      8:54

    • 1993

      9:02

    • 1994

      9:35

    • 1995

      9:02

    • 1996

      9:46

    • 1997

      9:53

    • 1998

      9:37

    • 1999

      8:46

    • 2000

      8:46

    • 2001

      8:58

    • 2002

      8:44

    • 2003

      8:52

    • 2004

      8:56

    • 2005

      8:43

    • 2006

      9:08

    • 2007

      9:23

    • 2008

      9:44

    • 2009

      9:55

    • 2010

      9:45

    • 2011

      9:28

    • 2012

      9:55

    • 2013

      9:40

    • 2014

      9:33

    • 2015

      9:42

    • 2016

      9:47

    • 2017

      9:45

    • 2018

      10:04

    • 2019

      10:06

    • 2020

      9:59

  • Latin America (Central, Caribbean, South)

    • 1992

      8:57

    • 1993

      8:37

    • 1994

      9:37

    • 1995

      9:23

    • 1996

      9:28

    • 1997

      9:26

    • 1998

      9:04

    • 1999

      9:14

    • 2000

      8:52

    • 2001

      9:00

    • 2002

      9:22

    • 2003

      9:19

    • 2004

      9:12

    • 2005

      9:08

    • 2006

      9:31

    • 2007

      9:38

    • 2008

      9:49

    • 2009

      9:28

    • 2010

      9:48

    • 2011

      9:18

    • 2012

      10:00

    • 2013

      9:46

    • 2014

    • 2015

    • 2016

    • 2017

    • 2018

    • 2019

    • 2020

  • Central America & The Caribbean

    • 1992

    • 1993

    • 1994

    • 1995

    • 1996

    • 1997

    • 1998

    • 1999

    • 2000

    • 2001

    • 2002

    • 2003

    • 2004

    • 2005

    • 2006

    • 2007

    • 2008

    • 2009

    • 2010

    • 2011

    • 2012

    • 2013

    • 2014

      9:12

    • 2015

      9:47

    • 2016

      9:38

    • 2017

      9:19

    • 2018

      9:10

    • 2019

      9:36

    • 2020

      9:38

  • South America

    • 1992

    • 1993

    • 1994

    • 1995

    • 1996

    • 1997

    • 1998

    • 1999

    • 2000

    • 2001

    • 2002

    • 2003

    • 2004

    • 2005

    • 2006

    • 2007

    • 2008

    • 2009

    • 2010

    • 2011

    • 2012

    • 2013

    • 2014

      9:23

    • 2015

      9:54

    • 2016

      9:48

    • 2017

      9:32

    • 2018

      9:24

    • 2019

      9:38

    • 2020

      9:29

  • Oceania

    • 1992

      9:58

    • 1993

      8:23

    • 1994

      8:53

    • 1995

      9:44

    • 1996

      9:43

    • 1997

      8:52

    • 1998

      9:34

    • 1999

      8:52

    • 2000

      8:31

    • 2001

      8:58

    • 2002

      9:22

    • 2003

      9:37

    • 2004

      9:08

    • 2005

      9:18

    • 2006

      9:18

    • 2007

      10:27

    • 2008

      10:34

    • 2009

      10:10

    • 2010

      10:29

    • 2011

      10:06

    • 2012

      10:14

    • 2013

      10:04

    • 2014

      10:08

    • 2015

      10:06

    • 2016

      10:01

    • 2017

      10:13

    • 2018

      10:03

    • 2019

      10:31

    • 2020

      10:20

  • Middle East

    • 1992

      8:10

    • 1993

      8:12

    • 1994

      -

    • 1995

      9:09

    • 1996

      8:30

    • 1997

      9:33

    • 1998

      8:47

    • 1999

      9:32

    • 2000

      9:38

    • 2001

      9:01

    • 2002

      8:02

    • 2003

      8:52

    • 2004

      8:41

    • 2005

      9:18

    • 2006

      10:05

    • 2007

      9:41

    • 2008

      9:24

    • 2009

      9:42

    • 2010

      10:47

    • 2011

      10:24

    • 2012

      9:38

    • 2013

      9:08

    • 2014

      9:21

    • 2015

      9:10

    • 2016

      10:06

    • 2017

      9:05

    • 2018

      9:30

    • 2019

      9:45

    • 2020

      9:35

Gring and Woodin

Gring and Woodin will show you the Environmental Doomsday Clock. Posters and comics are also available.

Information about the Environmental Doomsday Clock

The Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and the Survival of Humankind

Results of the Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and the Survival of Humankind

Becoming a respondent

Conditions for Survival

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