Table of contents for Our final hour : a scientist's warning : how terror, error, and environmental disaster threaten humankind's future in this century on earth and beyond / Martin Rees.


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    Preface, vii

1. Prologue, 1
2. Technology Shock, 9
3. The Doomsday Clock: Have We Been Lucky
    to Survive This Long? 25
4. Post-2000 Threats: Terror and Error, 41
5. Perpetrators and Palliatives, 61
6. Slowing Science Down? 73
7. Baseline Natural Hazards: Asteroid Impacts, 89
8. Human Threats to Earth, 99
9. Extreme Risks: A Pascalian Wager, 115 
10. The Doomsday Philosophers, 135 
11. The End of Science? 141 
12. Does Our Fate Have Cosmic Significance? I57
13. Beyond Earth, 169 
14. Epilogue, I85


    Notes, 189 
    Index, 209





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Twenty-first century Forecasts, Disasters Forecasts, End of the world