We haven't been this close since 1983 when the clock was set at 3 minutes 'til midnight. But then Sting ended the Cold War with his song "Russians" in 1984 and by 1991, we were a full 17 minutes from nuclear annihilation. In 1953, we were at two minutes to midnight, the closest ever, when the Soviet Union and the U.S were setting off test nuclear missiles like bottle rockets in New Hampshire.
(I can't do this anymore.)
And since Jack Bauer -- being fresh out of a Chinese prison, escaping torture and execution at the hands of Islamic terrorists, and reluctantly killing his friend Curtis -- said he "can't do this anymore," we're all screwed.