Unless we do something very significant, very soon to arrest global warming, two-thirds of the world's countries will become "highly vulnerable" to climate change by 2030.
The "climate vulnerability monitor" rates 132-nations as highly susceptible to climate-change threats including health; weather disasters; human habitat loss from rising seas and desertification; and economic stresses on natural resources and other relevant sectors.
Most of Europe is safe but not so the United States. The US and Spain are slated to be highly vulnerable mainly due to habitat loss. The report notes the greatest impact will be sustained by the poorest countries and the most vulnerable groups, including children.
This warning comes as, across the world, the public's interest in global warming continues to wane. In case you're confused, that's not good. Der Spiegel says public apathy has become so worrisome, the green movement is looking for ways to make the issue sexy. Yeah, good luck with that.