Last year, six major hurricanes devastated the United States and Caribbean.
There were heatwaves in Australia and Europe, melting in the Arctic, wildfires, drought and massive flooding in South Asia. Now comes a new survey from the World Economic Forum involving one thousand top experts from around the world.
And for the second year in a row, they rank “extreme weather events” as posing the most prominent risk.
CGTN’s Sean Callebs has more on the growing threat posed by global climate change.
To discuss all of this:
- Dylan Murray, policy adviser with The Nature Conservancy
- Benny Peiser, director of The Global Warming Policy Foundation
- Alvin Lin, director of China Climate and Energy Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
- David Doniger, senior strategic director of the NRDC’s Climate and Clean Energy Program.
#Renewable energy production in #Portugal represented 44% of electricity consumption in 2017, which allowed a fall in the average price and saved consumers over $880 million in fossil fuel imports https://t.co/V65UeudHNA pic.twitter.com/9JVaZ5uuYH
— UN Climate Change (@UNFCCC) January 16, 2018
— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 17, 2018