Towards and Integrated Assessment of Global Catastrophic Risk


Seth D. Baum and Anthony M. Barrett argue that there are underappreciated systemic interactions between catastrophic risks. Actions taken to mitigate one catastrophic risk may increase or reduce another catastrophic risk. To address these interactions, leaders must use an “integrated assessment” of the whole collection of global catastrophic risks to ensure efforts to remediate one risk don’t exacerbate another.


Seth D. Baum and Anthony M. Barrett

Publication Date

17 January 2018


Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on Catastrophic and Existential Risk, Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences, University of California



Resource Type

Academic Journal Article

Resource Theme

Catastrophic and Existential Risk • Policy and Practice
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