Governments Failing To Prepare People: asteroids, robots and deadly viruses could kill millions



Governments are failing to properly prepare for a wave of catastrophic threats to humanity such as the rise of robots and ‘off-the-shelf’ deadly viruses, scientists argue. Super volcanoes, asteroid strikes and nuclear war are also threats that could wipe out swathes of humanity and are more likely to occur than many realise, according to researchers at Oxford University. Their report, Global Catastrophic Risks, ranks dangers that could kill off 10 percent or more of the human population.It warns that while most generations never experience a catastrophe, the possibility of such an event is far from fanciful, as shown by the 1918 Spanish flu, which wiped out millions. Read Article