COP 19: Developing Countries Most at Risk from Climate Change’s Extreme Weather

13 Nov 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland

All 10 of the nations at highest risk due to extreme weather from 1993-2012 are developing countries, with Haiti topping the list because of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which left 200,000 people homeless, according to the latest Global Climate Risk Index.The index, released on the second day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) in Warsaw, Poland, was compiled by think tank Germanwatch. It used figures supplied by the giant re-insurance company Munich Re.The Philippines, which just suffered from a hugely devastating typhoon last weekend, was ranked second on the list because of a devastating cyclone in 2012...

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