A year of extreme weather events and mounting evidence

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  • 15 Jan 2020
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Top Five Global Risks All Linked to Environment, Says World Economic Forum

A year of extreme weather events and mounting evidence of global heating have put the climate emergency as the top of the list of issues worrying the world’s elite, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual risks report. The report also 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. It said the top five risks in terms of likelihood in the next 10 years were: extreme weather events; failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation; human-made environmental damage and disasters; major biodiversity loss; and ecosystem collapse resulting in severely depleted resources and major natural disasters. The news comes as Sir David Attenborough, the renowned naturalist and broadcaster, has warned “the moment of crisis has come” in efforts to tackle climate change in a BBC News interview.

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