Will Humans Go Extinct?

99.8% of all species that have every lived have now gone extinct. So the odds are not good for us humans. Further, we humans have invented all manner of things to help us on our way:

  1. nuclear weapons.
  2. biological weapons.
  3. greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
  4. environmental collapse.
  5. extreme overpopulation/overcrowding which encourages plagues.
  6. casually stored nuclear waste.
  7. water pollution.

Pretty well everyone goes extinct individually within 80 years. The extinction of humans is probably a tragedy, not for you personally, but only for your offspring.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)