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These are the biggest global risks of 2019

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THERE’S a lot going on right now. At times it can feel like the world is tearing itself apart with more than enough problems to keep you up at night. You’re not alone. But if the issues of the day are playing on your mind, imagine how the people tasked to deal with them feel.

When polled by the World Economic Forum (WEF), leaders of the world shared their fears for the future and top of their list of concerns were environmental threats and the potentially catastrophic fallout from failing on climate change mitigation.

The Global Risks Report offers a unique perspective on the threats facing our world, by looking at not only those risks that are most likely, but also those that would have the biggest impact.

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