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Existential risk to humanity

Existential risks are those risks that threaten the entire future of humanity - not just the present generation, but all future generations. Despite their importance, issues surrounding human extinction risks and related hazards remain poorly understood.

This autumn a team of resarchers are meeting at Gotenburg University under the programme "Existential risk to humanity". The aim of the programme is to explore the pathways to existential risk to see how they can be managed. Identifying common pathways for different risks can help construct generally applicable responses, whether in policy, civil defense, or technology development.

Read more at gu.se

If you understand Swedish, listen to Olle, Anders and Karim talking about the programme and the threat of nuclear war.