The global scale of the fears and concerns that emerged in the years following World War II was what distinguished them from those of earlier periods of history. For the first time it was possible to conceive of disasters that were genuinely apocalyptic in nature. However, it was also recognised that the threats at the root of these fears were the work of humans not of divine agency and could be addressed by political action and campaigning at individual, community, national and international levels.
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