• Corpus ID: 155750020

Global Catastrophes: The Most Extreme Risks

  title={Global Catastrophes: The Most Extreme Risks},
  author={Seth D. Baum and Anthony Michael Barrett},
  journal={Earth-Surface Processes eJournal},
  • S. Baum, A. Barrett
  • Published 2 October 2017
  • Political Science
  • Earth-Surface Processes eJournal
The most extreme risk are those that threaten the entirety of human civilization, known as global catastrophic risks. The very extreme nature of global catastrophes makes them both challenging to analyze and important to address. They are challenging to analyze because they are largely unprecedented and because they involve the entire global human system. They are important to address because they threaten everyone around the world and future generations. Global catastrophic risks also pose… 

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