Haiti the most vulnerable to climate change

Haiti is the nation most at risk from rising sea levels, floods and other impacts of climate change, according to a new global survey from the U.K. risk analysis firm Maplecroft.

Thirty countries are listed as being at ‘extreme risk,’ with the top 10 comprising of Haiti, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Cambodia, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi and the Philippines.

The survey, the Climate Change Vulnerability Index, ranks nearly 200 nations in terms of vulnerability to climate change.

“Climate change and population growth form the two greatest challenges facing the world over the next century,” Maplecroft states in an online report.

(read more — from USA today)

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