8 Global Catastrophic Risks That Threaten Humanity -- And What to Do About them


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There is a certain category of disaster, whether manmade or natural, that poses an existential threat to humanity. These are called global catastrophic risks. Some of these are fairly obvious, like nuclear war, and some may seem more the realm of science fiction like an asteroid impact.

My guest today, Jens Orback is the CEO of the Global Challenges Foundation, a Sweden based group that is seeking to prevent these catastrophes through enhanced international cooperation.

What binds each of these risks is not only their potential to destroy humanity, but also that they can be mitigated through stronger international cooperation and global governance.



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