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The countries most likely to survive climate change

The countries most likely to survive climate changeThe leaders of 150 nations, along with thousands of representatives of nearly 200 countries, meet in Paris for the 20th time to try and come up with a master plan to stave off the global catastrophe ahead.

Scientists have known for decades that the problem on our generation's hands is serious, but recent reports find that even those dire warnings likely underestimated the scope of the issue.

Eco Experts put together a great infographic based on data from the Notre Dame Global Adaptation (ND-Gain) Index, an annual ranking of which countries are best poised to adapt to a warming world.

The map is based on rankings, not comprehensive evaluations of each country. In other words, the best-ranked countries are only as great as they seem compared against the countries that aren't performing so well.
The countries most likely to survive climate change

The map looks only at the country-level. All of the state-specific, region-specific, or city-specific data is somewhat lost in this zoomed-out perspective. While some country gets a green light on this map, specific parts of the country can be far less equipped to handle climate change.
The countries most likely to survive climate change

Developed countries as a whole have far more infrastructure to adapt to a warming planet. Governments can force people in coastal cities to move inland or build new airports and transit hubs in other parts of their countries. The map reflects countries' abilities to do just that.

Via: Eco Experts
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