There’s a page on Twitter called Out Of Context According to the people behind the fun internet project, this parody account documents the end of the world, inviting everyone to witness the last era of humans and animals on Earth.
The content isn’t gruesome, but it sounds like a weird premise. You can’t help but think that life on our planet has evolved to its final stage and everything is going downhill from now on.
There are many ways in which human extinction could happen.
The most spectacular possibilities are usually the focus of popular culture.
The asteroid in Armageddon or the alien invasion of Independence Day is examples.
While a dramatic end is possible, it may distract us from the most serious threats we face today.
Climate change is one of the top risks listed by the World Health Organization and the World Economic Forum.
Climate change is a matter of life and death for many regions and many, including Sir David Attenborough, believe it could lead to the extinction of much of the natural world.
The threats are complex and diverse, from killer heatwaves and rising sea levels to widespread famines and migration on a truly immense scale.
Let’s not forget the potential risks of new technologies.
New technologies may be making us less safe, as many focus on rising tensions between global powers and talk about conflicts like nuclear war.
Think of all the pictures these events would produce.