Dr Simon Beard was recently interviewed by Vice about his work at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
Could climate change get so bad that it leads to our extinction? A few researchers are trying to answer that question.
Simon Beard has a career that most people would consider depressing and terrifying. He is part of a team of researchers trying to figure out if, how, and when climate change could cause the human species to go extinct. The stakes of his research—a potential annihilation of 7.7 billion humans and all the unborn people who come after them—couldn’t be any higher.