Berto Jongman: 50 Global Risks, 5 Categories, 5 Major Crises, 3 Major Risk Cases

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The world is more at risk as persistent economic weakness saps our ability to tackle environmental challenges, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report. This is one of the key findings of a survey of over 1000 experts from industry, government and academia, who were polled on how they expect 50 global risks to play out over the next ten years.

Three Major Risk Cases:
Testing Economic and Environmental Resilience
Digital Wildfires in a Hyperconnected World
The Dangers of Hubris on Human Health.

The report also includes a special chapter on resilience as well as a section on “X Factors” – emerging concerns with unknown consequences.

Top Five Risks by Likelihood:
Severe income disparity
Chronic fiscal imbalances
Rising greenhouse gas emissions
Water supply crises
Mismanagement of population ageing

Top Five Impacts:
Major system financial failure
Water supply crisis
Chronic fiscal imbalances
Food shortage crisis
Diffusion of weapons of mass destruction

Report Home Page (short video, download PDF or browse HTML)