Pathways past the precipice

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"Humans are facing our greatest test in the million-year ascent of our kind. But this isn’t a single challenge, like a famine or disease outbreak. It is a constellation of ten huge man-made threats, which are now coming together to imperil our stability and future existence.

"Society often regards these ten risks — ecological collapse, resource depletion, weapons of mass destruction, global warming, global poisoning, food insecurity, population and urban expansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion— as separate issues. In reality, they are deeply intertwined:each affects the others. This means they cannot be dealt with one at a time, but must be addressed in conjunction— and at species level."

See attached report: Pathways past the Precipice.

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