Hotcoldwetdry Biggest Threat To Global Economy In 2016 Or Something

In other words, they’re worried about the weather

(UK Guardian) A catastrophe caused by climate change is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016, according to a survey of 750 experts conducted by the World Economic Forum.

The annual assessment of risks conducted by the WEF before its annual meeting in Davos on 20-23 January showed that global warming had catapulted its way to the top of the list of concerns.

A failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation was seen as likely to have a bigger impact than the spread of weapons of mass destruction, water crises, mass involuntary migration and a severe energy price shock – the first time in the 11 years of the Global Risks report that the environment has been in first place.

The worst! Oh, wait

When asked which risk was most likely to materialise in 2016, respondents chose large-scale involuntary migration. This follows last year’s refugee crisis, in which hundreds of thousands of people arrived in Europe fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.

This was followed by extreme weather events, climate change, interstate conflict with regional consequences, and major natural catastrophes.

So, climate change wasn’t #1? How is it that the same author writes that it is the biggest threat in the first paragraph, then says the biggest threat is “involuntary migration”?

Paul Homewood finds a few things that are a bit more worrisome than the weather.

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One Response to “Hotcoldwetdry Biggest Threat To Global Economy In 2016 Or Something”

  1. david7134 says:

    I do believe that climate change will be destructive to our economy. That is if the nutty warmest get what they want. They desire to destroy thousands of years of progress, tax us to death and take over world government and manipulate our every move. All this and yet they freely admit that none of it will have a major impact on the environment. So, yes, the politics of the warming religion will destroy our way of life, just look what Obama has done.

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