Global Risk FactorsJanuary 17, 2007 By Wilson Center StaffEnvironmental problems such as climate and water scarcity pose growing risks to the world’s future, says a new report from the World Economic Forum. Global Risks 2007 offers sobering scenarios of threats quickly coming down the road: over the next 10 years, more than 1 million people in the developing world are expected to die from disease, while loss of freshwater services is projected to claim somewhere between 40,000 and 200,000 lives.
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