An imminent threat

Earthquakes and floods will occasionally kill tens of thousands of people in developing countries, of greater consequences would be a massive earthquake in North America or Japan.



The Zika virus has now been classified as a global threat, as it continues to move across frontiers. It is difficult to predict plausible events that will guide or decimate mankind in the decades ahead. Earthquakes and floods will occasionally kill tens of thousands of people in developing countries, of greater consequences would be a massive earthquake in North America or Japan.
Such a quake could cause on the order of a trillion dollars in damage and could trigger a worldwide depression and push back human progress by a decade.
- Farouk Araie, by email

Diplomacy between India and Pakistan is simply not working. The leadership has to rise above petty interests.
- Anita Kumar, Dubai

Inviting questions from the public on World Government Summit reflects the two-way process of human development.
- Ahmed Hassan, Dubai

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