Climate change is the biggest threat to the global economy in 2016

Climate change has been named at the biggest threat to the 2016, outstripping other problems, such as migration, terrorist attacks and natural disasters. More than 750 experts polled by the World Economic Forum showed that climate change has soared to become the biggest concern of the year. The experts believe it would have the biggest impact of all threats and is one of the most likely to happen.

While the world is in agreement that climate change is a massive problem, it’s easy to think about it as an intangible and somewhat distant threat. This research shows it to be a much more immediate problem and we all need to do more now, before its too late.

Global risks chart - World Economic Forum
The closer the problem is to the top right, the bigger the problem.

Source - Global Risks 2016 - Reports - World Economic Forum