World Economic Forum Claims Climate Change Greatest Global Threat in 2022

by Jamie White

The World Economic Forum (WEF) declared Monday that the “climate crisis” represents humanity’s greatest threat in 2022.

In addition to climate change, the WEF’s 17th edition of its Global Risks Report 2022 listed social division, cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the pandemic recovery as the top long-term global risks.

“The climate crisis remains the biggest long-term threat facing humanity,” Peter Giger, group chief risk officer for Zurich Insurance Group, said in an accompanying statement.

“Failure to act on climate change could shrink global GDP by one-sixth and the commitments taken at COP26 are still not enough to achieve the 1.5 C goal. It is not too late for governments and businesses to act on the risks they face and to drive an innovative, determined and inclusive transition that protects economies and people.”

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