New Report Claims Costa Rica is Not Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change

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    Haiti, the Philippines and Pakistan were the most affected by the ravages of climate change over the past year. But in the period between 1993 and 2012, it was Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti. This follows from the last index of global climate change for next year prepared by the German organization Germanwatch.

    Costa Rica is not among the most affected countries, but is number 66 among those who had a higher risk of these effects from 1993 and 2012. For the previous year, Costa Rica is ranked at 113 among the most affected by climate change.

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    “This year’s analysis confirms that the least developed countries that the ones most affected by climate change. As for future climate change, climate risk index can serve as warning to the existing vulnerability which can further increase the extreme events in the region,” said the report.

    From 1993-2012 there were 15,000 extreme weather events with multi-billion dollar losses worldwide. There are increasing concerns about climate change and what will happen in the future.

    “A 2012 study published by the World Bank highlights the existential threat the world, and particularly how vulnerable people in developing countries would be if there was a 4 degrees increase in temperature,” explained the report.

    Another of the most affected by the events associated with climate change in the world countries are Nicaragua, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

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