Environmental risks pose the biggest threat to the world this year, with extreme weather events and failings in the global response to climate change among the issues we should be most concerned about, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum. WEF’s annual “Global Risks Report”, based on the views of world leaders in business, government, civil society and academia, saw environmental issues dominate the list of threats for the third year in a row. “Of all risks, it is in relation to the environment that the world is most clearly sleepwalking into catastrophe,” it warns. The study, released ahead of the group’s Davos Forum next week, assessed the risks facing the world in 2019 both by their likelihood and the impact they will have. Environmental concerns accounted for three of the top five risks by likelihood and four in terms of impact. Extreme weather events, such as floods and storms, topped the list of most likely risks and scored third place for impact. It came after 2018 saw extreme weather across the world, with unprecedented heatwaves, storms and floods. READ MORE: Eight ways the heatwave has affected Europe An inadequate response to climate change took second place… Read full this story
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