COPENHAGEN-UN climate talks to close on December 19th, with the gavel brought down after 13 days of debate on forging worldwide action against the threat of global warming.
The main achievement was a "Copenhagen Accord", crafted by a core group of some two dozen countries, which set a goal of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and earmarked 10 billion dollars in early funding for poor countries most at risk from climate change.
COP15th Copenhagen - UN Climate closed on December 19th.
The climate and development organization Germanwatch published its Global Climate Risk Index 2010 in Copenhagen today, ranking Bangladesh, Myanmar and Honduras as the countries most severely affected by extreme weather events from 1990 to 2008. When only considering the year 2008, Myanmar, Yemen and Viet Nam have been hit hardest. According to Germanwatch, the Index, based on data made available by the NatCatSERVICE database of Munich Re, underlines the need for the current climate summit to step in and to help those countries to adapt to climate change.
As a result, Vietnam is one of the four countries hardest hit by extreme weather events from 1990 to 2008, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2010 report. Especially, Vietnam ranked the third in 2008.
At least 105 people have been killed in central Vietnam and one million people are in need of emergency aid following a week of torrential rains.
The public health is damaged.
Yield of rice is decreased by 10% for every 1oC to increase.
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