Asia faces most immediate climate change danger

Although the debate as to whether or not climate change even exists still rages in America, the view would likely be quite different from the other side of the Pacific. According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index, ten of the sixteen most vulnerable countries in the world to shifting climate patterns sit on the world’s largest continent.
The variables used by the British risk analysis firm, Maplecroft, that compiled the list included “population density, poverty, dependence on agriculture; and its government’s and infrastructure’s ability to adapt to climate change.” A few of the countries appearing in the top spots include Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Burma, Nepal and the Philippines.
Anyone looking to hedge their bets might want to relocate to Scandinavia, Ireland or Iceland where the same index predicts climate change will have the least effect.
Full story at New Scientist.