Opinion

It's time to face up to the very real threats to our existence

By Richard Eckersley
April 30 2020 - 6:30pm
Existential threats don't have to come suddenly or look like something out of a sci-fi movie. We've got plenty of them right here at home. Picture: Shutterstock

Back in the 1980s, I wrote a report on people's views of the future for the Commission for the Future. Surveys showed people were generally pessimistic about the world's prospects (while being optimistic about their own). Children and youth expressed their concerns in particularly graphic ways.

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