Still following Cambridge and Oxford’s obsession with the extinction of Humanity check below the four main questions about catastrophic climate change scenarios in an important paper published yesterday in PNAS by a team of 11 researchers including Johan Rockström and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber:
1) What is the potential for climate change to drive mass extinction events?
2) What are the mechanisms that could result in human mass mortality and morbidity?
3) What are human societies’ vulnerabilities to climate-triggered risk cascades, such as from conflict, political instability, and systemic financial risk?
4) How can these multiple strands of evidence—together with other global dangers—be usefully synthesized into an “integrated catastrophe assessment”?