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Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change and Environmental Management
If you want to know how vulnerable is your country to climate change, better read this list.
If you are still wondering how vulnerable you are to climate change, observe closely the photo below. If you live in Philippines, congratulate yourself. Just kidding. Please see the full report here World Risk Report, 2012. Well, as the famous tagline of our tourism agency, "It's more fun in the Philippines!"
These maps display country rankings for four dimensions of climate impact: Extreme Weather, Sea Level Rise, Agricultural Productivity Loss and Overall. Countries are colored in descending order of impact, from dark red to yellow. On the left, select a view of climate impacts: Direct Risks (risks from physical climate impacts alone) and Overall Vulnerability (Climate Drivers adjusted for countries' ability to cope with climate impacts).
The use of climate data and scenarios to support decision making was the focus of back-to-back international meetings hosted by CIESIN at Columbia's Lamont campus in Palisades, New York June 28-July 2. The meetings were organized by the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis ( TGICA) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC).
The mapping of vulnerability may involve the indicators selected for mapping and representing the vulnerability at a particular spatial unit. Vulnerability of a country, community, or group may be assessed, mapped, and represented by using modern tools such as remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS).[ 2] Climatic hazard maps for five climate related risks-tropical cyclones, floods, landslides, droughts, and sea level rise are generated.
Sci Total Environ. 2011 Nov 15;409(24):5228-42. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.08.027. Epub 2011 Sep 22. Evaluation Studies; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
The expected costs of climate change are painting a grimmer and grimmer picture of the future for people around the world. SCROLL FOR MAP In its sixth annual Climate Change Vulnerability Index, risk consultancy firm Maplecroft revealed the countries most likely to suffer from the effects of warming climates by 2025.
Climate change poses one of the greatest risks facing society. This includes the direct effects we might see of increased flooding, higher temperatures and drought. It also includes the increase we might see in the costs of living as food and fuel prices rise.
As a society, we have structured our day-to-day lives around historical and current climate conditions. We are accustomed to a normal range of conditions and may be sensitive to extremes that fall outside of this range. Climate change could affect our society through impacts on a number of different social, cultural, and natural resources.
This map shows Global Hunger Index (GHI) for 122 developing countries. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool adapted and further developed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to comprehensively measure and track global hunger. T
This week, warnings of an impending "mini ice age," set to hit in the 2030s, have been circulating in the media. It's a story that has caused shivers among the public, but there's one problem: Climate scientists aren't buying it.
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. I grew up planning for my future, wondering which college I would attend, what to study, and later on, where to work, which articles to write, what my next book might be, how to pay a mortgage, and which mountaineering trip I might like to take next.
You can probably keep your igloo-building skills on ice for a while longer. Despite a recent flurry of news reports suggesting Earth is just 15 years away from a "mini ice age," we're still in far more danger from global warming than global cooling.