The "cost of living crisis" has replaced "extreme weather" to become the world's most immediate and serious problem in the eyes of the globalist elites heading to Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
On January 11, about a week before its members head to the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the WEF released a Global Risks Report, a survey asking 1,200 "global risk experts, policymakers and industry leaders" to identify the top risks the world is likely to face.
This year's report, similar to previous ones, paints a bleak picture of the world. "The next decade will be characterized by environmental and social crises, driven by underlying geopolitical and economic trends," it says.
"We have seen a return of the 'old' risks-inflation, cost-of-living crises, trade wars, capital outflows from emerging markets, widespread social unrest, geopolitical confrontation and the specter of nuclear war."
When asked to estimate the severity of such global risks, the majority of respondents ranked "cost-of-living crisis" as the biggest threat to the world in the next two years.
Meanwhile, "failure to mitigate climate change" is considered the most serious global risk over the next decade.
In comparison, "extreme weather" topped the list of near-term (2-year) risks in the Global Risks Report 2022. Last year's respondents also ranked "inaction on climate crisis" and "inaction on climate change" as the greatest medium-term (2-5 years) and long-term (10 years) risk, respectively.
The WEF meeting will take place from January 16-20. According to the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland, the U.S. delegation will include Special Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry, along with National Intelligence Director Avril Haines, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Trade Representative Katherine Tai.
The theme of the 2023 meeting is "Cooperation in a fragmented world".
This year's summit, as usual, will be chaired by WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab, promoter of the "Great Reset" idea, according to which society should not return to pre-crisis normality, but seize the opportunity to radically change the way it lives and does business.
The WEF drew criticism in 2020 when Schwab said he believes the pandemic is a "narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine and reboot our world."
According to Schwab, humanity must "build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems" in order to create a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous world. He argued that this long-overdue massive reset is feasible because of the "changes we have already seen in response to COVID-19," which have forced people around the world to radically change their lifestyles and forgo what was considered essential before the pandemic.