Are We Ready for Disaster? In Conversation with Dr Stephen Davies

Join us for an enlightening discussion with Tom Clougherty, IEA Executive Director, and our guest Dr Stephen Davies, Senior Education Fellow at the IEA, as he delves into the complexities of global catastrophic risks. With over 30 years of experience in education and a deep understanding of political and economic dynamics, Steve offers valuable insights into the potential threats facing humanity.

In this thought-provoking conversation, Steve discusses his new book, “Apocalypse Next,” published by the IEA, which explores the concept of global catastrophic risks and their implications for modern society. Drawing on his extensive research and expertise, Steve challenges conventional thinking on topics such as risk assessment, the role of the state, and the impact of technological progress.

From the risk of nuclear war to the threat of large solar flares from the sun, Steve highlights the various dangers that could have catastrophic consequences for humanity. He also examines the interconnectedness of global systems and the need for resilience in the face of potential disruptions.

Throughout the discussion, Steve provides valuable insights into how economists can contribute to the understanding and mitigation of global catastrophic risks. By emphasising the importance of cost-benefit analysis and proactive measures, he offers a pragmatic approach to addressing these complex challenges.

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