Graphic: World Views on Top Threat

Threats
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Source

Tip of the Hat to Berto Jongman.

Phi Beta Iota: The more reasoned work of the UN High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change is shown below as integrated into the Earth Intelligence Network. Poverty (economic inequality) is the top  threat, followed by infectious disease stemming from medical malpractice as led by the West, and then environmental degradation (climate change included but water supplies being a critical aspect). What we find interesting is how the West is worried about ISIS, which everyone in Turkey and elsewhere is certain is a Western construct intended to justify another elective war by the West against Syria. The reality is that governments, the media, think tanks, and academia are all being fragmented at best, dishonest at worst.

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See Also:

Review: A More Secure World–Our Shared Responsibility–Report of the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

Review: High Noon–Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them

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