Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in This Century - Earth and Beyond
Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, Our Final Hour's provocative argument that humanity has a mere 5050 chance of surviving the next century has struck a chord with readers, reviewers, and opinion-makers everywhere. Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf...more
For my signed copy, The Good Professor restored the question mark that he wanted in the title,i.e. "Our Final Century?", but the publishers, in their wisdom, omitted. Apparently in US it was published as "Our Final Hour", possibly telling us all we need to know about Americans. I am amazed that someone as erudite and establishment as a Professor and Lord still can't get his book published with the title he wanted.
Putting that to one side, we're still ...more
Some innovations just don't attract enough economic or social demand: just as supersonic flight a...more
In today’s disaster-obsessed age, it ought to be a sure-fire winner. The book is a procession of all the beastly things that might happen to humanity, whether external, unstoppable events like comets crashing into ear ...more
I read this book to get some answers and in some ways, to seek a calm acceptance or even some hope. Unfortunately, it wasn't exactly what I had hoped for.
First of a ...more
It is ABSOLUTELY FALSE that there is NOTHING we can do about these matters. ...more
Overall, this is a scientific book, even if the science being looked at is not mainstream. It becomes increasingly obvious that the author's main interest is cosmology as the l ...more
I disagree with some of the authors conclusions ...more
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It contains a sobering message of how humankind's future may be threatened later this Century - or within the decade, by scientific error and environmental disaster either from unpredictable natural causes or environment disaster caused by human intervention in a system without taking account of all of the consequences.
So far, it's very good.