Natural Pandemics, Extreme Warfare – Most Serious Threats Faced by Humanity

Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

Oxford’s Global Priorities Project has compiled a list of catastrophes – both natural and self-engineered – that could kill off 10 percent or more of the human population: natural pandemics and extreme conventional warfare are the most important global risks, with artificial intelligence (AI) and natural disasters also posing serious threats.

The researchers of the Global Challenges Foundation have ranked the most dangerous threats facing our civilization according to probability.

The likeliest risks include nuclear war and pandemics (both natural and deliberately engineered), followed by disasters stemming from runaway climate change, geoengineering run amok, and disruptions posed by artificial intelligence.

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