" . . . . .By their nature, global risks do not respect national borders, as highlighted in this report. And we now know that extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change will not limit their effects to countries that are major greenhouse gas emitters; false information posted on social networks can spread like wildfire to the other side of the globe in a matter of milliseconds; and genes that make bacteria resistant to our strongest antibiotics can hitch a ride with patients on an intercontinental flight. . . . ." From the introduction to the 2013 World Economic Forum ( WEF) Global Risk Report 2013.
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The WEF Global Risks Report, 2013 analyses 50 global risks in terms of impact, likelihood and interconnections, based on a survey of over 1000 experts from industry, government and academia. This year’s findings indicate that the world is more at risk "as persistent economic weakness saps our ability to tackle environmental challenges". The report highlights wealth gaps (severe income disparity) followed by unsustainable government debt (chronic fiscal imbalances) as the top two most prevalent global risks.
"The TE-SAT is one of Europol’s most significant strategic analysis products. It offers law enforcement officials, policymakers and the general public facts and figures regarding terrorism in the EU while, at the same time, seeking to identify developing trends in this phenomenon. It is a public document produced annually and is based on information provided and verified by the competent authorities of the EU Member States" The 2013 EUROPOL TE-SAT report can be accessed at: https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/publications/europol_te-sat2013_lr_0.pdf