Virgilio A. Rivas (PUP): Designing the Apocalypse: Sketch of a New Environmental Aesthetics. What happened about 3,200 years ago to bring about the collapse of not just one but a number of flourishing civilizations on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean? Tom Engelhardt on the media’s apocalypse problem: How do you report on the end of the world? Warming the world to extinction: Thom Hartmann on the last hours of humanity. The Arctic Seed Vault puts apocalyptic talk of climate change in perspective — but not how you might think. Jon Turney reviews The Future Is Not What it Used to Be: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity by Jorg Friedrichs. Robert Jensen on the future must be green, red, black and female. How to reverse a slow-motion apocalypse: Todd Gitlin on why the divestment movement against Big Energy matters. Are we falling off the climate precipice? Scientists consider extinction. Alexander Nazaryan reviews Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World by Timothy Morton. Human overkillers and the next great die-off: Kathryn Schulz reviews The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (and more and more) Elizabeth Kolbert and Bill McKibben discuss raising awareness about environmental catastrophe. Shaoni Bhattacharya on a taste of no-tech life in a post-apocalyptic bunker. Kyle Vanhemert on a foolproof solution for saving the Earth: Shrink all humans. Kill all the humans: Hank Green tries to figure out whether humans are worth all of the environmental destruction they wreak about the earth.