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Sustainability Resource Guide: Global Risk

Information about sustainability resources, events and activities at Newcastle University: a collaborative guide from NIReS and the University Library


Climate Change poses a risk not just to our ecosystem but can but also to the economy, businesses, development, agriculture, and politics. In this section we consider the multifaceted risks of climate change on humanity.

Image: Rizzato, Roberto (2008) Global Warming (Effetto Serra).  Available at; 

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Global Risk Report 2016

Global Risk


(Image: "Artificial Intelligence" by Alejandro Zorrilal Cruz [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Machines will develop traits of intelligence over the coming decades, but will independent 'thinking' machines pose a risk to society?

(Image: "Taking a bite out of cyber crime 061615-A-TU438-001" by Sgt. Jesse Smith ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Cyber-crime have the potential to affect international stability to regional and international peace and security

Image: Bot at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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