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Are people on average more likely to die in an extinction event than in a car crash?

Summary. There's no factual basis to the claim that there is a 0.1% annual risk of human extinction. What happened is that this figure was used by the authors of the Stern Review as a conservative ...
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11 votes

Is there a 10% chance of 6-10°C of warming this century?

A 10% chance of 6-10°C by the end of the century is not in the findings of the IPCC AR5 (2013) report. This seems relevant given the reference to "UN approved climate models" in the claim. ...
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5 votes

Are species becoming extinct at a rate of 0.01%-0.1% per annum?

776 species have gone extinct since year 1500 according to the most comprehensive global survey of threatened species, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The number of species that go extinct ...
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3 votes

Is animal agriculture the leading cause of species extinction?

No. According to Princeton University, Deforestation is the leading cause of species extinction. Evidence to date suggests that deforestation is currently, and is projected to continue to be, the ...
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