For first time, environment is at top of list of issues worrying world’s eliteA 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.Extreme weather events with major damage to property, infrastructure and loss of human lifeFailure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation by governments and businessesHuman-made environmental damage and disasters, including environmental crime, such as oil spills and radioactive contaminationMajor biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse with irreversible consequences for the environment, resulting in severely depleted resources for humankind as well as industriesMajor natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and geomagnetic storms Continue reading… … Read More
- Post published:Jan. 17 2020
- Post category:Climate Change Brief
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