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.”
The 117-page report calls for the WEF’s “Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies” to “catalyze a new economy and society” and “accelerate climate action.”
The report analyzes results from its Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS), where respondents listed “climate action failure”, “extreme weather”, and “biodiversity loss” as their top concerns in the short, medium, and long-term.
The WEF’s effort to portray climate change as humanity’s greatest threat dovetails with its Great Reset agenda, which seeks to deindustrialize the West in the name of reducing carbon output.
“Climate lockdowns” have already been proposed by mainstream media outlets, claiming they’ll need to be imposed on citizens every two years to save the planet.
In fact, India – a country of 1.3 billion people – has even started preparing “climate lockdowns” to “reduce pollution” even while media demonizes those who point it out as “conspiracy theorists.”
Read the WEF Global Risks Report 2022: