Is the end of the world really nigh?

Science is moving ever closer to understanding how, and when, humanity may be extinguished

All too real are the human-caused threats born of climate change, excess pollution, depletion of natural resources and the madness of nuclear weapons. We tinker with our genes and atoms at our own peril. Nanotechnology, synthetic biology and genetic modification offer much potential in giving us better food to eat, safer drugs and a cleaner world, but they could also go wrong if misapplied or if we charge on without due care. Full Story »

Posted by Harry A Farr - via NewsRack (Energy)

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Warrior Wheatman
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by Warrior Wheatman - Nov. 21, 2011

Article is too focussed on natural (10^6 yr) potentials. Human meddling produces a lot more tipping points for extinction.

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