What we should fear in 2006

December 25, 2005

The Risks

1. Gulf Stream Collapse
2. Flu Pandemic
3. London/Thames Estuary Flood Defence Failure
4. Catastrophic Sea-level rise
5. Major Thames Valley/London Winter Storm
6. Strategic Earthquake
7. Climate-perturbing volcanic eruption
8. South-coast Tsunami
9. Sellafield explosion and fallout
10. Nuclear terrorist attack on the City

channel4.com – News – special report: What we should fear in 2006

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Pope asks for spiritual ‘wake-up’

December 25, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI has used his first Christmas message to issue a wake-up call to Catholics and to all humanity.

Addressing thousands in St Peter’s Square, the pope said people of the 21st Century risked becoming “victims of their intellectual achievements”.

He decried the “menace” of terrorism, the “humiliation” of worldwide poverty and said pandemics and environmental destruction were dangerous new threats.

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Pope asks for spiritual ‘wake-up’