2012 Emerging Risks
The Pharma-Water Syndrome: A Product Liability Disaster
The unintended consequences of the massive production and use of hormone-based drugs and other pharmaceuticals.
Weaponized Social Media: Logging into Explosive Territory
With social media, individuals have the power to hit back against the world's largest companies ... and win.
Typhoons: Barreling Straight for Taiwan?
What would happen if a typhoon shot through the Taiwan Strait, where a concentration of semiconductor suppliers creates a supply chain "pinch point."
Protests 2.0: RiseUP Rises Up
The Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring show that it's getting easier to organize protests using social media like Twitter and Facebook.
Commodity Price Risk: Back to Where We Started
As the U.S. prepares to become an exporter of natural gas because of vast reserves, electricity users may well find pricing going up, not down.
Turnover Tsunami: When the Economy Turns Over
Employers are going to find it difficult to retain talent once the economy improves in earnest and skilled workers and managers head out the door.
Overpopulation: Extending Life by 20 or Even 30 Years
We already face a graying population. Any significant extensions in life expectancy could place even more pressure on long-term health care insurers and pension fund managers.
Agroterrorism: The Food Supply Chain Apocalypse
It's the low-tech threat that could have devastating food supply chain consequences.