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Climate and Cyber Risks Top Concerns Facing the World in 2019

  • Worsening international relations hinder ability to cooperate
  • World Economic Forum publishes top global risks this year
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The Coming Storm of Climate Change

The failure to tackle climate change and extreme weather events are the most threatening global risks this year, according to the World Economic Forum.

Inability to mitigate or adapt to climate change leapfrogged several places on the list as the second-most likely risk facing the world in 2019 after extreme weather events, the WEF said in a report published Wednesday. What’s more, worsening international relations mean the capacity to deal with those major problems has plummeted.