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Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction Previous Broadcasts

Threats from Nature (Episode #101H)

KQED World: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

In the form of a top-10 list of doomsday scenarios, this 2-part scientific program examines 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. Part 1: 5 potential threats to our survival are investigated. From risks such as collapsing stars and hostile extraterrestrials, which originate in outer space, to more down-to-earth but equally alarming dangers such as super volcanoes and natural pandemics, scientists and other experts outline the risks and potential solutions to humankind's greatest threats.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Threats from Mankind (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 4:00 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.

Threats from Nature (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

In the form of a top-10 list of doomsday scenarios, this 2-part scientific program examines 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. Part 1: 5 potential threats to our survival are investigated. From risks such as collapsing stars and hostile extraterrestrials, which originate in outer space, to more down-to-earth but equally alarming dangers such as super volcanoes and natural pandemics, scientists and other experts outline the risks and potential solutions to humankind's greatest threats.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Threats from Mankind (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

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.

Threats from Nature (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

In the form of a top-10 list of doomsday scenarios, this 2-part scientific program examines 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. Part 1: 5 potential threats to our survival are investigated. From risks such as collapsing stars and hostile extraterrestrials, which originate in outer space, to more down-to-earth but equally alarming dangers such as super volcanoes and natural pandemics, scientists and other experts outline the risks and potential solutions to humankind's greatest threats.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Threats from Mankind (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
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