Risk Management Magazine has released an excellent visual article in their December 2009 edition on “the year that was”.
2009 was a year marked not by any one event but by trends that will have lasting repercussions for years to come. natural disasters and terrorism, while not as costly or dramatic as in years past, were no less tragic for those involved and remained a serious concern around the world. The possibility of a global disease outbreak was finally real- ized in the form of H1n1, the first flu outbreak to be classi- fied as a pandemic in more than five decades. Meanwhile, the worldwide financial crisis clouded nearly every facet of our daily lives, serving as an ever-present reminder that the blind quest for profits may not be a sustainable business model. it was a year for big concepts and big risks. and so we look back at some of the images that defined 2009.