21 July 2008

Good Resource on Climate Change Effect

Dear ALL

Today the Professor is going to provide a little education.

I have been looking at climate change with all the brouhaha over the European ETS - I thought it would be useful to see if someone had done a map interpretation. Well they have. The WEF (World Economic Forum) has the Global Risk Network. This is an emerging tool for coordinating resources. It still suffers from the subjective assessment of what determines a risk, that is a political issue more than anything else, but the facility is useful.

Click on the headline or copy this link into your browser for a cool set of maps. It says the last update is from 2006 but I suspect the resources themselves are more up to date.

Still it paints a very specific picture of the areas and hotspots of risk and the scale of climate change impact.




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