Global Catastrophic Risks
This collection of essays, edited by Nick Bostrom and Milan Cirkovic, with a foreword by Sir Martin Rees, is now available to buy.
Price: £25.00 (Hardback)
Publication date: 3 July 2008
576 pages, tables and figures, 234x156 mm
'We should welcome this fascinating and provocative book.' - Martin J Rees (from foreword)
'[Provides] a mine of peer-reviewed information on the great risks that threaten our own and future generations.' - Nature
In July 2008 the Future of Humanity Institute held an international conference on Global Catastrophic Risks in Oxford. An informal survey was circulated amongst participants, asking them to estimate the chance of disasters of different types occurring before 2100. The first research report issued by FHI summarizes the main results.
On 21 July 2008, the Policy Foresight Programme, in conjunction with the Future of Humanity Institute, hosted a day-long workshop on “Policy Foresight and Global Catastrophic Risks” at the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford. FHI's second report details the discussions that took place, and the recommendations to government that were made.