The Climate Vulnerability Index November 5, 2011 : 7:45 PM

CNN reports:

“Some of the world's fastest growing population centers in Asia and Africa are at greatest risk from the impact of climate change, according to a new report.”

“The Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI), published by UK-based risk analysis and mapping company Maplecroft, examined the climate risks and adaptive capacity of 193 nations factoring in population concentration, development, natural resources, agricultural dependency and conflict.”

“A total of 30 countries were classified as being at "extreme risk" with Haiti, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Madagascar making up the top five most in peril, while Vietnam, Indonesia and India all ranked inside the top 30.”