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Growing disaster threats put human survival in doubt, warns UN

Illustration: Ratna Sagar Shrestha/THT
GENEVA: Increasingly complex, growing and related risks, from global warming to pollution and epidemics, threaten human survival if left to escalate, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.
A biennial assessment report on how the world is dealing with disasters said the past could no longer be relied on as a guide to the future, with new risks emerging “in a way that we have not anticipated”.
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