Cartoons from our 2020 conference

09 December 2020

We held the Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk '2020 Hindsight: Our Final Century Revisited’ (CCCR 2020) - our third major international conference - over 16-19 November 2020. We commissioned cartoons from several artists to illustrate the sessions.

Our 2020 conference drew on key themes from Lord Martin Rees’ seminal 2003 book Our Final Century, and reflected on the growth and development of the field of global catastrophic risk research over the last decades. CCCR2020 is one of the few forums in the world discussing such issues. We hope the conference contributed to the further development of the community working on global risks, and its engagement with other relevant groups.

Cartoon Jenny Leonard

Keynote: Martin Rees

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Pre-2000: What global catastrophic risk researchers can learn from the history of global catastrophic risk.

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50/50: Assessing the chances of a global catastrophe.

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Are we nearly there yet? Taking the long and longer-term view of humanity.

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Global justice and global catastrophic risk: Between error and terror.

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Threats without enemies: natural global disasters and their consequences.

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Governing science: Does it matter who is doing our scientific research and why?

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Global catastrophic environmental risks: systemic collapse from anthropogenic environmental change.

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And finally...

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