Summary of 10 Ways the World Could End

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How might the world end? Scientists put their minds to the task of envisioning humanity’s demise.


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Stephen Petranek’s countdown of ways the world might end – and how to save it – is undeniably fascinating. If you want to be privy to the kind of conversation science writers and editors indulge in over a few beers, getAbstract believes you’ll enjoy this lecture.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What top 10 threats jeopardize humanity’s survival,
  • How people can combat these threats using advances in science and research.


Scientists have identified several scenarios in which the world could end. With enough research funding, thinkers could find solutions to the top ten threats to humankind:
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About the Speaker

Stephen Petranek is the editor in chief of the Weider History Group, a magazine publisher.

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