16/9/2013 Science Daily: World's Most Vulnerable Areas to Climate Change Mapped >>
; Original Source: Wildlife Conservation Society >>
. “Using data from the world's ecosystems and predictions of how climate change will impact them, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford University have produced a roadmap that identifies the world's most vulnerable and least vulnerable areas in the Age of Climate Change...... The new map, the authors say, identifies southern and south eastern Asia, western and central Europe, eastern South America, and southern Australia as some of the most vulnerable regions.
The analysis differs from previous climate change exposure assessments based on only climate change exposure which shows the most vulnerable regions as central Africa, northern South America, and northern Australia...........”
Cited Journal Article: Watson JEM et al (2013) Mapping vulnerability and conservation adaptation strategies under climate change. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate2007.
17/9/2013 Birdlife International Community News: Scientists identify top ten priority regions for climate adaptation funding to secure food security and biodiversity. “A new study investigating the impacts of climate change has identified 10 global priority regions where targeted funding for building resiliency and adapting to the impacts of climate change would provide the greatest benefits to both people and the natural ecosystems that support life on Earth....... Published in the journal PLOSONE, Global Climate Change Adaptation Priorities for Biodiversity and Food Security represents the first global study to combine assessments of the impacts of climate change on both agriculture and biodiversity, in order to identify joint priorities. Researchers at Conservation International and BirdLife International carried out the study in partnership with researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Kansas, Seoul National University and Lincoln University of New Zealand......”
Citation: Hannah L,Ikegami M, Hole DG, Seo C, Butchart SHM, et al. (2013) Global Climate Change Adaptation Priorities for Biodiversity and Food Security. PLoS ONE 8(8):e72590. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072590