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Podcast discussion - Climate Crisis as an Existential Threat

  • Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE London (map)

'Does the climate crisis pose an existential threat? And is that even the best way to formulate the question, or should we be looking at the relationship between the climate crisis and existential threats differently?

In this month’s FLI podcast, Ariel Conn was joined by Simon Beard and Haydn Belfield of the University of Cambridge’s Center for the Study of Existential Risk, who explained why, despite the many unknowns, it might indeed make sense to study climate change as an existential threat.'

Podcast available here

Meet in the cafe for drinks/food and chat.

Structure will be roughly:
* Recap of main points in the interview
* Debate over pros and cons of working on climate change
* Open discussion on some questions I'll prepare in advance
* Misc life discussion and random EA life tips

I'll take notes during the discussion, and please feel free to mention any books/sources/evidence you think interesting. I'll collate the notes and further recommended reading and send to all participants as a Google Doc.

Text/call Ben on 07740836835 if lost.

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Earlier Event: September 3
Co-working Evening
Later Event: September 9
Effective Altruism and Tech Meetup