[LINK] Surviving Climate Change
stephenloosley at zoho.com
Thu Jan 15 22:28:55 AEDT 2015
"This table shows the vulnerability and readiness of different nations around the world to adapt to climate change."
2 New Zealand
7 United Kingdom
8 United States
178 Samoa (etc)
Ref: University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index: http://index.gain.org/ranking
Zoomable Maps: http://www.theecoexperts.co.uk/sites/default/files/filemanager/climatechange1.jpg
The ND-GAIN Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.
When it comes to the factors measured, vulnerability was split into measurements of ecosystem services, food, health, human habitat, infrastructure, water, adaptive capacity, exposure and sensitivity. Readiness was measured according to three factors - economic, governance, and social readiness. The data was collected over 18 years, between 1995 and 2013, and is based on roughly half a million data points. You can download the data in full at the ND-Gain Index website. http://index.gain.org/ranking
"With climate change described as one of the greatest challenges of our time, the impacts of destructive changes in temperature, rainfall and agriculture will affect every country. These findings highlight the need for richer, more technologically advanced nations to help less developed countries. Ultimately there will be no winners from the effects of climate change, every country will be impacted in some way. Just how much depends on the decisions made now by world leaders."
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