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Guardian & Observer reviews
The Astronomer Royal, well known for his caution and levelheadedness, surveys the multitude of threats facing humanity in the 21st century. "That a scientist so distinguished as Rees should air these fierce anxieties is a sign that something is amiss" J.G. Ballad in the "Daily Telegraph"
Our planet may be insignificant on a cosmic scale, but the evolution of intelligent life here makes it unusual, it is likely to be unique in our galaxy. Yet we may be on the verge of destroying int, of destroying ourselves - over the next century the future of life in the cosmos could be either jeopardised - of safeguarded for perpetuity.