Weapons of Mass Destruction

Envisioning a brighter, safer future

The Commission for the Human Future is about building a better world and overcoming the catastrophic global risks that threaten humanity.

The Burning Earth

It is time not only to think the unthinkable, but to speak it: that the world economy, civilisation, and maybe our very survival as a species are on the line. And it is past time to act.

Great Opportunities in the Face of Catastrophic Risks

A statement by leading Australians on the need to prepare ourselves for an uncertain future

Researchers warn: 1 in 20 risk 'climate may wipe out humanity'

Researchers at the US Scripps Institute have issued a warning that there is a 1-in-20 chance of temperature rises due to climate change causing the extinction of the human population. 

Can we save human civilization?

Julian Cribb in a hard-hitting interview with the Collapse Chronicles on the future of humanity and our chances of heading off what many now think is a looming catastrophe.

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