It’s apocalypse now — or else!

Geoff Ward
5 min readSep 18, 2023
Fire and flood: is the end nigh?

Future apocalypse, prophesied down the centuries, has today moved out of the entertainment sphere, out of all those disaster movies and sci-fi novels, and into the political and scientific arenas.

Twenty-first century apocalypticism, for overtly political ends, now abounds in mainstream climate change and pandemic rhetoric where even well-educated people succumb to apocalyptic paroxysms — for example…

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Geoff Ward

Writer, journalist, book editor, poet, musician and tutor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature).