[LINK] Surviving Climate Change

Janet Hawtin janet at hawtin.net.au
Sun Jan 18 11:18:09 AEDT 2015

Improbable don't you think?
We are fracking our water infrastructure which underpins everything else.
Fighting bushfire in a landscape with leaking methane and flammable
groundwater is going to be fun.
Our climate is already crispy.
We are largely dependent on things coming in and going out (including stuff
that is breaking the planet anyway)
and do not have good industrial infrastructure and skills locally.
Can we make our own clothes, eco cars/trucks/trains.
How fast could we learn practical skills which would be useful as things
I think these things are a form of denialism

On 15 January 2015 at 21:58, Stephen Loosley <stephenloosley at zoho.com>

> "This table shows the vulnerability and readiness of different nations
> around the world to adapt to climate change."
> 1    Norway
> 2    New Zealand
> 3    Sweden
> 4    Finland
> 5    Denmark
> 6    Australia
> 7    United Kingdom
> 8    United States
> 9    Germany
> 10   Iceland
> snip
> 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."
> --
> Stephen
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