Never mind the threat of nuclear war, asteroid and comet impacts, a super volcanic eruption, robot overlords, or a global pandemic…no these aren’t all that threatening according to Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert of Oxford, one of the founders of “Real Climate”. No, it’s “climate change”.
Climate Challenge is “Humanity’s Final Exam”
From the description of the interview:
After a couple of decades of studying climate change and teaching at the University of Chicago, Raymond Pierrehumbert has been named the new Halley Professor of Physics at Oxford University. On a recent visit to The New York Times, he capped a fascinating interview with this sobering thought.
It is instructive to view the list of 12 biggest threats to humanity from this story at the Washington Post
They give just a 0.01 percent chance of extreme climate change happening in next 200 years. they rank Artificial Intelligence, Unknown consequences, and Synthetic Biology higher.
I’d say humanity has a lot of “final exams”, and climate change is the least of our worries.
And who can forget this story about Raymond Pierrehumbert?
Or how about this one, where he calls coal “Satan’s Rock”
But it’s the climate skeptics who are labeled the crazy people, not esteemed paragons of “sensibility” like Dr. Pierrehumbert.