Volume 19

The Tower of Babel Revisited: Global Governance as a Problematic Solution to Existential Threats 

Volume 19, Issue 1 (Jan 2018)

The Biblical story of the Tower of Babel illuminates contemporary efforts to secure ourselves from global catastrophic threats. Our advancing knowledge has allowed us to specify with greater clarity the Floods that we face (asteroids, supervolcanoes, gamma-ray bursts, etc.); our galloping powers of technology have spawned a new class of human-generated dangers (climate change, nuclear

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Craig S. Lerner, The Tower of Babel Revisited: Global Governance as a Problematic Solution to Existential Threats, 19 N.C.J.L & Tech. 69 (2017), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/LERNER_Final-copy.pdf.

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