Human, Extinction, Climate, Nuclear warfare, Risk, Nuclear weapon

Don’t worry, the earth is doomed

On Oct 25, 2020
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The good news, if you can call it that, is that few of these catastrophic risks are truly existential, spelling the very end of the human race. https://t.co/L3rkCBUoZI
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Catastrophic risks are events that threaten human livelihood on a, well, catastrophic scale. Most are interconnected, meaning that one event—such as a nuclear detonation—is likely to trigger others, like water and food crises, economic depression, and world war. ...

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The good news, if you can call it that, is that few of these catastrophic risks are truly existential, spelling the very end of the human race. https://t.co/L3rkCBUoZI
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Don’t worry, the earth is doomed

Don’t worry, the earth is doomed

Catastrophic risks are events that threaten human livelihood on a, well, catastrophic scale. Most are interconnected, meaning that one event—such as a nuclear detonation—is likely to ...

Will humans survive the century?

Will humans survive the century?

The experts investigating how to mitigate the giant risks we face.

What are the biggest threats to humanity?

What are the biggest threats to humanity?

Why asteroids and volcanoes aren't the greatest problems facing life on Earth.

The many ways our world could end

The many ways our world could end

The man-made fires ravaging huge expanses of the Amazon rainforest have - if only for a brief moment - trained global attention on a looming calamity facing the planet. More people now ...

What could drive humans to extinction?

What could drive humans to extinction?

We might play a role in our own extinction.

What Could Drive Humans to Extinction?

What Could Drive Humans to Extinction?

The scene opens on a sparse, gray landscape, a gnarled tree in the foreground, bits of ash slowly drifting down from the sky. On the horizon, a few huddled figures stumble forward and...

Apocalypse now: The Earth has only ten years to reverse climate change blowback

Apocalypse now: The Earth has only ten years to reverse climate change blowback

Scientists conclude Only 10 Years are Left to reverse the Climate change blowback

2 Recent Publications on Existential Risk (March 2020 update)

2 Recent Publications on Existential Risk (March 2020 update)

Accumulating evidence using crowdsourcing and machine learning: A living bibliography about existential risk and global catastrophic risk The study of existential risk — the risk of human ...

We need a post-liberal order now

We need a post-liberal order now

The international, rules-based system is collapsing. Overhauling it means combining national identity with a global ethos, says Yuval Noah Harari, a historian and author

The urgency emergency: why businesses must act now to avert climate catastrophe

The urgency emergency: why businesses must act now to avert climate catastrophe

Faced by the prospect of a “sixth mass extinction”, businesses, consumers and regulators must come together to shift paradigms and safeguard natural resources.

Book Review: The Precipice

Book Review: The Precipice

I. It is a well known fact that the gods hate prophets. False prophets they punish only with ridicule. It’s the true prophets who have to watch out. The gods find some way to make their ...

Fireside Chat with Toby Ord (2018)

Fireside Chat with Toby Ord (2018)

Toby Ord is working on a book about existential risks for a general audience. This fireside chat with Will MacAskill, from EA Global 2018: London, illuminates much of Toby’s recent ...

Halting Our Descent into Tyranny: Defeating the Global Elite’s COVID-19 Coup

Halting Our Descent into Tyranny: Defeating the Global Elite’s COVID-19 Coup

As many authors have documented, the global elite is conducting a coup to take complete control of our lives. It is doing this by using the ‘virus’ to terrorize the human population into ...