Nuclear Weapons

The Anthropocene is a nuclear epoch – so how can we survive it?

The era in which we live is now officially described as an atomic Anthropocene, or the “age of humans”, an epoch defined by humans’ impact on the planet – and one of its most distinctive features is radiation. The fallout (both literal and figurative) from international nuclear weapons testing, nuclear energy and nuclear disasters are embedded in our environment, but also in our society. And this year, they’ve all suddenly become rather more noticeable, confronting us with some alarming questions we never thought we’d have to answer.

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