Human Extinction : Why This Might Be The Human Races Final Century

As morbid as it sounds, this is apparently a real possibility for the human race. Yes, humans have survived countless close calls including World Wars, countless volcano eruptions, earth quakes, floods and asteroid collisions, we’ve even got around major pandemics such as the Spanish Flu and the Black Plague!  However, Scientists and Mathematicians at Oxford University acknowledge that we may be able to survive natural disasters and world wars, but things are different now. Yes the chances of Earth being hit by an asteroid large enough to cause extinctive repercussions and/or suffering a super volcanic eruption are very low…but the new risks we face are completely different and unique!

The professors explain that we now run the risk of developing something (both deliberately or accidentally) that we do not have the capacity to keep under control. Biology and engineering are merging, nanotechnology and working at molecular and atomic level are progressing at a frightening rate exposing us to the unknown…something we may not be able to control.

References

BBC News Business, (2014). How are humans going to become extinct? Retrieved 7th April, 2014, from

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22002530

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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