It is one of the conclusions of the 2019 edition of the Global Risk Report, made under the auspices of the World Economic Forum.
Over 90 per cent of the decision-makers in the survey expect that actual economic and political confrontation breaks out between the leading countries in the world over the next twelve months. The world is entering a period of strong, centrally planned countries with nationalist agendas.
it is likely that it will be harder to get the joint actions needed to tackle global challenges, is another conclusion of the report.
On the ten-year term-is expected to extreme weather conditions and failures to tackle climate change as the biggest threats.
extreme weather, natural disasters, unsuccessful attempts to the adaptation of climate change and the water crisis, four of the five risks that threaten to affect the world the most already in 2019.
and the ongoing climate change, a growing crowd of people in the future affected by increased havsvattennivåer. Two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. Already today there are around 800 million people living in the 570 to the coastal towns, which are likely to be affected if sea level rise is raised by half a meter.
Technology is considered to continue to play a big role when it comes to identify global risks. Datorbedrägerier, cyber attacks and the collapse of critical information systems is seen as significant risk areas.
In the survey presented ten “what-happens-if-scenarios”. There are no predictions, but is described as a reminder to think creatively about an unforeseen event occurs. They should act as a call to expect the unexpected.
the areas addressed are: monetary populism and the end of human rights.