Humanity’s Biggest Crisis Since World War 2? | The Perfect Storm

September 24, 2022

We are confronting a Perfect Storm of war, disease, inflation, hunger and climate change.

The Ukraine war is fueling inflation. The World Food Programme estimates that 345 million people will face acute hunger. Climate-related disasters like drought, floods and fires intensify, while COVID-19 continues to stress some countries.

How are all these shocks correlated? What are some further risks? Eminent thinkers such as Singapore's Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former UN World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, and Prof Wang Wen from Renmin University, as well as other experts from across the globe weigh in on these challenges, and discuss possible solutions.