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Title:

Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction

Authors:
Jason Matheny
Date posted:
October 15, 2007
Publication type:
Article
Publication:

Risk Anal 2007;27(5):1335-1344

Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
DOI:
10.1111/j.1539-6924.2007.00960.x
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Available on publisher's website
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Introduction:

In this century a number of events could extinguish humanity. The probability of these events may be very low, but the expected value of preventing them could be high, as it represents the value of all future human lives. We review the challenges to studying human extinction risks and, by way of example, estimate the cost effectiveness of preventing extinction-level asteroid impacts.

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