There are narrative similarities between a classic Mary Shelley apocalypse and the newer genre of climate fiction.
In order protect the seeds of Estonian onion potatoes, black-eyed peas, and Bambara groundnuts from global warming, Norway’s “Doomsday Vault” will need some expensive defensive improvements . . . against global warming.
Despite an exemplary record in local water conservation and water-table management, the city of Cape Town is scheduled to run out of water sometime this summer. The locals are calling it “Day Zero.”
On Extralife, Darlingside casts the apocalypse in harmonious acapella Americana tones, like a version of Simon & Garfunkel for the day after doomsday.
In the United States, the final and decisive authority to launch a nuclear strike falls to one person: the sitting President. This aspect of the American military system has been critically dubbed “thermonuclear monarchy.”
Food is one of the first things that we think about in the morning. So, it’s a given that we’ll have strong feelings about our relationship to food during the collapse of human civilization.
What happens when the “population bomb” detonates in a land of middle-class suburbs? The jury is out in the ongoing debate between “wizards” and “prophets.”
Almost everyone dies in The Last Man, but it’s fair to say that in Mary Shelley’s 1826 novel the extinction of mankind is an afterthought.
The “Atomic City” of China is experiencing a revitalization, however many of the dark secrets of China’s nuclear program remain hidden.
A few notes on the carnivalesque aesthetic subtext of detonating a 75-foot-tall technicolor mushroom cloud over the University of Chicago campus.