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We’re on the brink of a ‘polycrisis’ – how worried should we be?

‘Polycrisis’ – a cluster of related global risks with compounding effects, such that the overall impact exceeds the sum of each part. Image: Unsplash/Matt Palmer

Simon Torkington

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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The top 10 global risks posing a severe polycrisis threat to the world.
The top 10 global risks posing a severe polycrisis threat to the world. Image: World Economic Forum.
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The interconnected nature of current and emerging risks threatens a polycrisis.
The interconnected nature of current and emerging risks threatens a polycrisis. Image: World Economic Forum.

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