Video: The Existential Risk of Climate Change

22 June 2020

Dr Luke Kemp spoke to the Oxford Climate Society on a panel with David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth; Zeke Hausfather, Director of Climate and Energy at the Breakthrough Institute and the US analyst for Carbon Brief; and Kate Guy, Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Climate and Security.

We know that climate change poses significant threats to our way of life - but what if the risks associated with our changing planet are more than we can fully comprehend? As scientists learn more about tipping points, interconnected earth systems, and the fragility that comes along with a warming climate, we might be facing untold consequences as a human species. How can we understand those risks, and how likely is it that existential-level impacts will come to pass?

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