Friday, October 29, 2010

Map: vulnerability to climate change

The new Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) released by global risks advisory firm Maplecroft evaluates 42 social, economic and environmental factors to assess national vulnerabilities across three core areas. These include: exposure to climate-related natural disasters and sea-level rise; human sensitivity, in terms of population patterns, development, natural resources, agricultural dependency and conflicts; thirdly, the index assesses future vulnerability by considering the adaptive capacity of a country's government and infrastructure to combat climate change. Additional image at New Scientist.