New Paper: Global Catastrophe Adaptation and Recovery

GCRI has a new academic paper out. Adaptation to and Recovery from Global Catastrophe, by Tim Maher and Seth Baum, has been accepted for publication in Sustainability. (Click here for a nontechnical summary.) This paper analyzes the possibility that survivors may adapt to post-catastrophe conditions, recover civilization, and perhaps even go on to colonize space. The paper considers both the importance of adaptation/recovery and how adaptation/recovery may proceed.

Adaptation and recovery from global catastrophe could be a crucial feature in the fate of human civilization in …

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January 2013 Newsletter

Dear friends,

Happy new year. 2012 was GCRI’s first full year in existence. It was a great year for us. We grew from three people to ten, launched a new website, publications, resources for the GCR community, and more. Now, having survived the December 2012 apocalypse, we look forward to an even better 2013.

We’re sending out the January newsletter a few days late because we wanted to include two new papers that were recently accepted for publication – one on geoengineering and one on nuclear war. Each paper demonstrates a key theme that …

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December 2012 Newsletter

Recently, GCRI released its monthly email newsletter. The main updates are reprinted in the blog below.  To sign up for our newsletter, click here.

GCRI Releases Organization Directory Resource

As part of GCRI’s efforts to map the talent available for global catastrophic risk, we have compiled a directory of GCR organizations. The directory lists 117 organizations, with descriptive annotations for each. Further details are available here. This is one of several resources GCRI is developing in support of the global catastrophic risk community, as is the blogs & newsfeeds resource we released last …

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