Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction
In the form of a top-10 list of doomsday scenarios, this 2-part program is a scientific examination of disasters that have the capacity to annihilate the human race. Threats from nuclear weapons, climate change, and meteorite impacts are, of course, on the list. But there are a number of lesser known yet much more probable risks to humanity.
Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction Previous Broadcasts
Threats from Mankind (Episode #102H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 1, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
5 additional potential threats to our survival are explored, starting with the one of the worst nuclear disasters yet - Chernobyl. From the abandoned city of Pripyat and the Chernobyl disaster, things go from bad to worse as scientists and other experts count down risks and race to find solutions to other threats that include climate catastrophes, doomsday wars, robots who use their artificial intelligence to outsmart us, and synthetic biology gone bad.
- KQED Life: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 -- 11:00 PM