The media is filled with dire predictions of the future. Is there really reasons to be scared. We have always survived before, right?
In this lecture, a range of different threats that could potentially exterminate human life are covered.
- Historical extinctions – could it happen again?
- Current physical threats like climate change, biodiversity loss, droughts, air pollution, desertification and many more.
- Social threats including war, nuclear meltdowns, political and religious inertia as well as dogma, migration and xenophobia, the rise of “strong men” among others.
- False hopes based on techno-fixes, our ability to change, moving off planet/underground.
This lecture is not for everyone. Those prone to depression should probably not indulge in 2 hours of bad news, no matter how important those news are.