The Financial Times reviews Lord Rees' new book 'On The Future' in this article: Can humanity survive the future?
"Lord Martin Rees manages weighty, often scary, matters with an eminently accessible lightness of touch in On the Future: Prospects for Humanity. Rees is a trusted veteran and inveterate prognosticator. Among his many roles, he has been president of Britain’s community of top scientists, The Royal Society, and member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He is also co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk — a research group that ponders potential global calamities. His publications include many reports on the future of the environment and his Final Century (in the US Final Hour), published 15 years ago, in which he calculated that society as we know it has no more than a 50-50 chance of surviving the 21st century. Given the latest findings he is not about to renege on those queasy odds."