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Global Tensions Holding Back Climate Change Fight, Says World Economic Forum

January 16, 2019 |

Till Niermann [GFDL (http-// or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https-//], from Wikimedia Commons

This article was originally published on the Guardian

“Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise collective action to tackle climate change, according to a report prepared for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The WEF’s annual global risks report found that a year of extreme weather-related events meant environmental issues topped the list of concerns in a survey of around 1,000 experts and decision-maker

…“Global risks are intensifying but the collective will to tackle them appears to be lacking. Instead, divisions are hardening,” the report said, noting that nine out of 10 people polled said they expected relations between the leading powers to worsen in 2019…”

Read on at: the Guardian.

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