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Apocalypse soon: How I learned to stop worrying and love the end of the world

Just like every culture has its creation myths, every culture has its myths of destruction. And why wouldn't they?

By Ella Risbridger  

The Doomsday Clock is at two minutes to midnight. Who is that meant to help? Photo: Prospect composite

“It is now two minutes to midnight,” reads the latest annual bulletin from the Doomsday Clock. The clock, which maps how close we are to mass destruction, has come forward by thirty seconds this year; the closest it has ever come to midnight.

It’s a terrifying little thing. We are—so they say—closer to the end of the world than ever.

The news, it’s true, gives me a sense of impending disaster…

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