Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger ‘Global Systemic Collapse’

Science Alert  February 5, 2020 Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water – each poses a monumental challenge to humanity in the 21st century. Out of 30 global-scale risks, these five topped the list both in terms of likelihood and impact, according to scientists surveyed by Future Earth , an international research organisation. Recent research has shown that some parts of the world may soon be coping with up to six extreme weather events at once, ranging from heat waves and wildfires to diluvian […]