HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Economy & Education » Economy (Group) » Climate crisis fills top ...

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 09:40 AM

Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum's risks report

The Guardian
By Larry Elliott
January 15, 2020

A year of extreme weather events and mounting evidence of global heating have catapulted the climate emergency to the top of the list of issues worrying the world’s elite.

The World Economic Forum’s annual risks report found that, for the first time in its 15-year history, the environment filled the top five places in the list of concerns likely to have a major impact over the next decade.

...
The WEF report ...said the top five risks in terms of likelihood in the next 10 years were:

Extreme weather events with major damage to property, infrastructure and loss of human life.

Failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation by governments and businesses.

Human-made environmental damage and disasters, including environmental crime, such as oil spills and radioactive contamination.

Major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse with irreversible consequences for the environment, resulting in severely depleted resources for humankind as well as industries.

Major natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and geomagnetic storms.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/15/climate-crisis-environment-top-five-places-world-economic-forum-risks-report?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

2 replies, 726 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum's risks report (Original post)
bronxiteforever Jan 2020 OP
Farmer-Rick Jan 2020 #1
bronxiteforever Jan 2020 #2

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 11:41 AM

1. Well, you got to give the filthy rich credit for something

They clearly know you can't sell crap or get workers for slave wages if everything is on 🔥 fire, flooded or falling apart.

The know capitalism doesn't work if the planet is uninhabitable.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 11:54 AM

2. +1 agree and what will money be worth in that world.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread