Ecological collapse and extinction

Envisioning a brighter, safer future

The Commission for the Human Future is about building a better world and overcoming the catastrophic global risks that threaten humanity.

Earth 'driven to dangerous tipping point'

Evidence that irreversible changes in Earth’s climate systems are underway means we are in a state of planetary emergency, leading climate scientists warn.

Planetary arson and amplifying feedbacks

The release of some 910 billion tons of carbon dioxide is leading human society, indeed much of nature, to an existential impasse.

The Burning Earth

It is time not only to think the unthinkable, but to speak it: that the world economy, civilisation, and maybe our very survival as a species are on the line. And it is past time to act.

Great Opportunities in the Face of Catastrophic Risks

A statement by leading Australians on the need to prepare ourselves for an uncertain future

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