Émile P. Torres describes how it was not the dropping of the atom bombs in 1945 but the testing of a nuclear bomb is the Marshall Islands in 1954 that marked the moment when people became preoccupied with human extinction....
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Émile P. Torres
Émile P. Torres is a philosopher and historian whose work focuses on existential threats to civilization and humanity. They have published on a wide range of topics in outlets like The Washington Post, Aeon, Salon, and The New Statesman. Their most recent book is Human Extinction: A History of the Science and Ethics of Annihilation (Routledge, 2023). For more, visit their website and follow them on Twitter.