Skip to comments.Nations most at risk from global warming [head for the hills!.......)
Posted on 10/25/2011 4:58:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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AAP October 26, 2011 10:17AM
A THIRD of humanity, mostly in Africa and South Asia, face the biggest risks from climate change and rich nations in northern Europe will be least exposed, according to a new report.
Bangladesh, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are among 30 countries with "extreme'' exposure to climate shift, according to a ranking of 193 nations by Maplecroft, a British firm specialising in risk analysis.
Five Southeast Asian nations - Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia - are also in the highest category, partly because of rising seas and increasing severe tropical storms.
Maplecroft's tool, the Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI), looks at exposure to extreme weather events such as drought, cyclones, wildfires and storm surges, which translate into water stress, loss of crops and land lost to the sea.
How vulnerable a society is to these events is also measured, along with a country's potential to adapt to future climate change-related hazards.
Of 30 nations identified in the new report as at ``extreme'' risk from climate change, two-thirds are in Africa and all are developing countries.
Africa is especially exposed to drought, severe flooding and wildfires, the report says.
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Think I smell a global tax iniative, just so the rich nations pay their fair share. /sarc>
We need to be sending them U-hauls in exchange for their ocean-front properties.
Ahh...The great equalizer. If you've spent the last few centuries developing an economy, some wealth, an educated population, a system of laws that function then you, you evil usurper, you are taking advantage of the poor.
Put it to music, it's getting stale.
Bite me where I stink the most.
sun burned alive - the horror !
ew, don’t watch that one, watch this one:
Up the Irons:
I would put it: Consensus Science Alert...
Stop driving, everybody. We have drought in TEXAS!!!! Oh noes. You guys are causing it!
Global warming, eh? With the north magnetic pole moving so quickly toward Russia, look for more volcanic activity, storms, fluctuations toward extreme cold, etc. The north will be a far rougher place to live.