Monday, March 21, 2011

Mapping Human Vulnerability to Climate Change � GIS and Science

Mapping Human Vulnerability to Climate Change | GIS and Science: "First global map suggests climate change will have greatest impact 
on the populations least responsible for causing the problem

Researchers already study how various species of plants and animals migrate in response to climate change. Now, Jason Samson, a PhD candidate in McGill University’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, has taken the innovative step of using the same analytic tools to measure the impact of climate change on human populations. Samson and fellow researchers combined climate change data with censuses covering close to 97 per-cent of the world’s population in order to forecast potential changes in local populations for 2050."

1 comment:

Mr. Green said...

Thank you for sharing.

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