Futures Forum: “The loss of biodiversity is a silent killer”
Futures Forum: Stop the extinction crisis!
Futures Forum: State of Nature: "intensive management of agricultural land had by far the largest negative impact"
Futures Forum: Climate change: ocean acidification and the Great Dying
Futures Forum: Climate change: Entering the Anthropocene
Radio 4's Analysis has been looking at the issue:
Are we heading for a mass extinction?
Will human actions result in the demise of huge numbers of other species - in a mass die-off, comparable to the end of the era of the dinosaurs?
Neal Razzell assesses the evidence that species are dying off at a rapid rate, and looks at some of the surprising things we might do to slow or reverse this process.
BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Are we heading for a mass extinction?
It might actually be about the survival of another animal species:
Futures Forum: Climate change: is it humanity's greatest 'existential risk'?
Futures Forum: Artificial Intelligence: is it humanity's greatest 'existential risk'?
And Radio 4's Analysis has been looking at this too:
Will humans survive the century?
What is the chance of the human race surviving the 21st century? There are many dangers – climate change for example, or nuclear war, or a pandemic, or planet Earth being hit by a giant asteroid.
Around the world a number of research centres have sprung up to investigate and mitigate what’s called existential risk. How precarious is our civilisation and can we all play a part in preventing global catastrophe?
Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute.
Phil Torres, Future of Life Institute.
Karin Kuhlemann, University College London.
Simon Beard, Centre for Existential Risk.
Lalitha Sundaram, Centre for Existential Risk.
Seth Baum, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute.
Film clip: Armageddon, Touchstone Pictures (1998), Directed by Michael Bay.
Presented (cheerily) by David Edmonds.
Producer: Diane Richardson
BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Will humans survive the century?
The Extinction Rebellion group is campaigning on preventing our demise:
Futures Forum: Climate change > Extinction Rebellion and direct action
Futures Forum: Climate change > Extinction Rebellion in Exeter