Civilizational collapse

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80,000 Hours rates civilizational resilience a "potential highest priority area": an issue that, if more thoroughly examined, could rank as a top global challenge.[2]

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    Ord, Toby (2020) The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, fig. 5.2.

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    80,000 Hours (2022) Our current list of pressing world problems, 80,000 Hours.

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In Toby Ord's typology, unrecoverable civilizational collapses constitutecollapse constitutes one of the three main types of existential catastrophe.[1]

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    Ord, Toby (2020) The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, ch. fig. 5.2.

Turchin, Alexey & Brian Patrick Green (2019) Islands as refuges for surviving global catastrophes, Foresight, vol. 21, pp. 100–117.

Beckstead, Nick (2015) How much could refuges help us recover from a global catastrophe?, Futures, vol. 72, pp. 36–44.

Cotton-Barratt, Owen, Max Daniel & Anders Sandberg (2020) Defence in depth against human extinction: prevention, response, resilience, and why they all matter, Global Policy, vol. 11, pp. 271–282.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2018) We could feed all 8 billion people through a nuclear winter. Dr David Denkenberger is working to make it practical, 80,000 Hours, December 27.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2019) Should we leave a helpful message for future civilizations, just in case humanity dies out?, 80,000 Hours, August 5.
An interview with Paul Christiano.

Wiblin, Robert & Arden Koehler (2020) Mark Lynas on climate change, societal collapse & nuclear energy, 80,000 Hours, August 20.

In Toby Ord's typology, unrecoverable civilizational collapses constitute one of the three main types of existential catastrophe (Ord 2020).[1]

BibliographyFurther reading

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    Ord, Toby (2020) The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, ch. 2.

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Aird, Michael (2020a) Collection of sources that seem very relevant to the topic of civilizational collapse and/or recovery., Effective Altruism Forum, February 24.
Many additional resources on this topic.