Apocalypse, now? The 10 biggest threats facing civilisation, from asteroids to tyrannical leaders

12 February 2017
by Richard Benson

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk has outlined Earth's apocalyptic threats and how likely they are to happen in our lifetime.

The team, made up of highly educated academics, lawyers, scholars and philosophers, form the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER, commonly referred to as "caesar") and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. At times of global threat, the experts meet to assess the biggest threats facing Earth and what can be done to save civilisation from the impending apocalypse.

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