The map shows how developed countries are best able to withstand the impact of climate change.
On the other hand, the infography reveals a contradiction : the countries best positioned are those that, because of their industrial activity, contributed most to global warming. For that reason, the Paris Agreement established that the countries of the first world compensate the others, much less responsible the current situation.
In Latin America and the Caribbean , the only countries sufficiently prepared not to be considered at risk are Chile and Uruguay .
On the other hand, it must be taken into account that in the same country there may be unequal areas, with some regions or cities that could be more affected than others. Cities like Miami, for example, would have many more problems to withstand the effects of the new conditions , even though the United States is one of the best prepared countries.
The fact is that, in general, the developed countries have the infrastructure and institutions most capable of responding to global warming. For example, the governments of these nations may need a lesser effort to force the inhabitants of coastal cities to move into the interior of the country or to build new airports and routes away from risk areas. The map reflects the ability of countries to do this.
According to the ranking, the countries that are most likely to survive climate change are:
2. New Zealand
5. United Kingdom
On the other hand, those who have less possibilities are:
Central African Republic
The complete list can be seen here .
According to a recent study , climate change will cause about 60,000 premature deaths by 2030 and will kill 260,000 people by 2100: the dramatic figure is due to an unchanged forecast, which continues with the current growth rate.