Wisdom of crowds – well at least 469 experts – on 2012 global risks
Posted on 12 January 2012
Welcome to 2012 – and to celebrate its arrival the World Economic Forum has published its annual risk report (here). The report presents the results of a survey where 469 experts ranked 50 risks to our world – click on the diagram to be taken to the interactive chart.
It’s notable that the largest risks as perceived by North America and Europe arise from the impact of ‘fiscal imbalances’ and ‘systemic financial failure’ while Asia, North Africa and Latin America fear ‘water supply’ and ‘food shortage’ crises.
(62% of the survey respondents were drawn from North America and Europe – here - hence the headline figures for the survey are overweight these regions views…)