Climate risk to rise in 'key cities'
A farmer and his children plant a field with bean seeds and fertilizer in southern Ethiopia in 2008, a year after severe floods in the country destroyed most of the food crop.
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#1 Oct 30, 2013
Before a denier posts this is beneficial news, NO, not so if it happens to your city or others'.
From the group's site:
Most at risk cities Dhaka, Mumbai, Manila, Kolkata, Bangkok – lowest risk in London, Paris
With commercial activity and the middle classes predominantly based in urban centres, Maplecroft has also calculated the risks to the world’s largest cities to pinpoint where the economic exposure will be highest over the next 30 years.
According to the CCVI’s sub-national calculations, of the 50 cities studied, five present an ‘extreme risk’– Dhaka in Bangladesh; Mumbai and Kolkata in India; Manila in the Philippines and Thailand’s Bangkok – while only two London and Paris were classified as ‘low risk.’ Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta, which encompasses the cities of Guangzhou, Dongguan and Foshan and make up China’s manufacturing heartland, are among the most exposed to physical risks from extreme climate-related events.
Well, NYCity and other US port cities are in danger of course but you have to register to read the report. Still, I don't accept London is as "lowest risk" as Paris without studying the subject report..
#2 Oct 30, 2013
#3 Oct 31, 2013
Go ahead and read the report. Tell us why you agree/disagree, huh..
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