The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an article highlighting its concerns in relation to global environmental and pandemic disregard based on the Global Risks Report (GRR) released on 19 January 2021. According to the WEF, it has, over the past 15 years, warned the world of the potential risk of pandemics. The WEF goes on to state that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has stressed cumulative inequality and social disintegration, which is estimated to negatively effect the economy within the next 3–5 years and weaken geopolitical stability within the next 5–10 years. It also mentions that the effect of environmental disregard over the following decade continues to be a central concern. The GRR has provided ratings on risks according to when these are estimated to become a critical threat.