] for next week's world economic forum. As the West publishes its annual Global Risk Report, Reuters' senior correspondent Ben Hirschler. Says it's clear the world has changed dramatically in the year since these world leaders last met in the Swiss Alps.
>> The main long-term concern this year is income and wealth disparities around the world, which are widening. And the concern that that's polarizing societies and leading to political upheavals. And the report highlights the election of Donald Trump and Britain's vote to leave the EU as the highest profile signs of this.
But it's also very concerned still about climate. And in fact, the biggest single prominent risk is highlighted as extreme weather events.>> If Trump and Brexit set the pace, elections this year in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy could also fuel anti-establishment backlash. Of the 3,000 participants heading to Davos, Trump will not be one of them.
As the forum gets underway though, the president-elect is will surely be burning.>> The election of Donald Trump came just as the survey was being conducted. So it may not have captured the full impact of his victory. But certainly, the report highlights the risk of increased protectionism and the danger that that will hamper world trade and slow economic growth.
And it highlights the protectionist policies of people like Donald Trump.>> His stances on the middle east and terrorism, not to mention his pledge to make America great again also shot to be subject of speech of discussion. And then there's global warming. With Trump appointing climate change skeptics to senior positions, he says that he will be part of that discussion too.