‘The Epilogue’ summarizes our current position. We are well into a cycle of warming that is certain to lead to dramatic geophysical, social, and economic changes during the next hundred years that will impinge detrimentally on everyone. At the same time our planet is teetering on the edge of the next Ice Age. Asteroid impacts, giant tsunamis, or volcanic super-eruptions cannot fail to result in millions of deaths and the enormous disruption of our so-called advanced global society. It concludes that—major comet or asteroid impact aside—it is unlikely that all human beings will be wiped out in the foreseeable future.