The world in 2022: another year of living dangerously

Posted by on December 29, 2021 6:41 am
Categories: Global Stories

The climate, pandemic and tensions between states means the year ahead is likely to be as tumultuous as the last 12 months

On the brink of a new year, the world faces a daunting array of challenges: the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, the struggle between democracy and authoritarianism, humanitarian crises, mass migration, and trans-national terrorism. There is the risk of new inter-state conflicts, exacerbated by the breakdown of the rules-based international order, and the spread of lethal autonomous weapons. All in all, for most people on Earth – and a handful in space – 2022 will be another year of living dangerously.

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