– Epidemics, displacement and climate change – this is why warnings fade
Risk reports always warn of the same issues. A psychologist explains why hardly anyone listens — and how it’s best to warn.
the Bergamo coffins in spring 2020Who preferred desperate doctors and nurses to intensive care beds Germany floods summer 2021 – Probably many people remember these pictures clearly. It is the concrete scenes that show the severity of the situation.
It was before that though. In fact, you could have known. We humans have fallen short in the face of technological progress, while there are dangers in nature that can cause incalculable harm: in these words Warned of 2019 Risk Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) He explained why epidemics are more likely to spread, the dangers they pose to humans and the huge sums they can cost economies.