Freshwater will be the new oil. Vint Cerf

Apocalypse No


For millennia, man has been fascinated by the idea of global apocalypse. We’re now able for the first time to develop preventive and defense technologies against some of the most destructive natural threats.


A carciogenic hazard to humans?


Glyphosat: the Commission, a mere sekretariat!

In the European Commission, they like having the power but not the responsibility. They like pressure even less. As NGOs and certain journalists go after glyphosate, the Commission is muddling through and passing the buck to the Member States without any hesitation.

Tsunamis as Global Risk


Against the Tide

Even the most advanced technology cannot compete with nature when it comes to tsunami defense. Our best hope: preserve coastal forests, and run for the hills.



Bill McGuire

Threats from Space


Access Denied

Hundreds of asteroids – so-called “Near Earth Objects” – could impact the earth with devastating consequences. But scientists are already working on defensive technologies.

The Risk from Super-Viruses


Exceptional Risks, Exceptional Precautions

The biggest viral threats come from man-made super-viruses. To prevent lethal global epidemics, scientists must trade experimental research for tighter safety measures.

Nuclear Disarmament


How We Learned to Hate the Bomb

Nuclear weapons are the only man-made technology capable of causing global destruction. The quest for disarmament isn’t just a military strategy, it’s a moral imperative.

Global Epidemics


Sober Science

Nightmare scenarios dominate the discussion about global pandemics. Let’s inject a dose of reason into the discussion.

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