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New Study: Low Climate Change Risk in Iceland

Iceland is among five nations which are considered to be at the lowest risk of suffering consequences of climate change due to global warming, according to a new report by the British consulting company Maplecroft.


Grain farmers in Iceland could benefit from global warming. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The report states that large economies in Asia are at significant risk as are large parts of Africa. Global warming currently poses the biggest threat to India and Bangladesh, reports.

Norway, on the other hand, ranks at the bottom of the list of countries at risk. Just above Norway are Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark.

Mapecroft believes in fact that the Nordic countries will benefit from global warming, especially in regard to grain farming as a warmer climate creates a longer cultivating season in these countries.

The report took factors such as draught, flooding, landslides, poverty, number of inhabitants and ability to adapt to new circumstances into account in its ranking.

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