Solving Humanity's Greatest Risks

For all who want humanity to have a future - a one-hour, global online conference to discusss the big issues

Join us for the first event in RSA ANZ's online series, as we explore the existential risks that threaten humanity and how we create a sustainable future.

Collapse of civilization 'a near certainty'

A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction of the natural world that sustains all life on Earth, according to biologist Prof Paul Ehrlich.

What we're doing to our Planet

25 years ago scientists issued a stern warning to humanity about our impact on the Earth and its life-supporting resources. This paper updates the warning and looks at what we have done since. 


Growth is the human population is expected to continue until at least the late 2060s before reaching a peak, and then commencing a slow decline. The current mid-range forecast is for 9bn in the 2050s, 10bn in the 2060s and 11 bn in the 2090s, if the upward curve is extended.

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