Leading risks for mankind in 2017, experts from the world economic forum called extreme weather events, forced mass migration, and terrorist attacks, reports BBC.
Annual report on global risks was presented at a meeting of non-governmental organizations in Davos.
The five risks whose probability is high, the authors of the report also made a natural disaster or a major fraud related to the manipulation of databases.
Over the past year, the top five most likely risks have changed. In 2016, the WEF experts put on the first place in the list of potential dangers of large-scale migration and terrorist attacks were not there in the top five, their place was taken by «interstate conflict with regional consequences».
The list also includes cyber attacks, illegal trade (including weapons, radioactive substances, drugs, goods the circulation of which is prohibited or restricted), interstate conflicts, and the failures of governments.
Potential hazards, which if implemented will have the most devastating effect, the WEF experts call the use of weapons of mass destruction, extreme natural phenomena and disasters, water and food crises, and unemployment.
The report mentions various long-term risks from year to year do not disappear. Among them is wealth inequality that leads to social and political polarization and, consequently, weak economic growth and slow technological progress.
Dissatisfaction with the political situation in many countries gave rise to the growth of support of the populists. How to write the experts Davos, especially clearly this phenomenon manifested itself in 2016.
Examples of this dangerous trend, in their opinion, are the results of the referendum in great Britain, where the majority of the population voted to secede from the EU, as well as victory in the presidential election in the U.S. Republican Donald trump.
WEF experts believe that now is the time to think about reforming market capitalism.
In General, they write about the need of social change: many people, especially the older generation and the less educated part of the population feel left behind and do not have time for social change. This leads to social conflicts, and in the future could generate a lot of new risks, experts write.
The WEF also write about the need to preserve the system of global cooperation, which does not work on the background of the Syrian and other problems.
Recall, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeauand the leaders of France and Germany Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel this year, has canceled his previously scheduled visits to Davos.
In Davos named key global risks 2017: weather, migration, terrorism 11.01.2017