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  •  map legend says: "comparative resilience" (4+ / 0-)
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    jbob, ColoTim, UltraAyla, Joieau

    It will likely be worse in the red than the green, but still bad in the green, is my reading. East Africa has climate related food crises already. I think south America has similar issues to south Asia, melting glaciers => undependable water supplies.

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    by mightymouse on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 09:57:15 AM PDT

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    •  exactly. (2+ / 0-)
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      That's the way to read the map. Green still has impacts, but they're likely more able to mitigate them (wealth-wise) and possibly have fewer impacts than the tropics. The color scheme is a bit deceptive since green doesn't mean "good" so much as "less bad" than the baseline they established. It's all relative.

      For south america, I'd imagine that it's both glaciers, as you said, and adaptive capacity. I haven't looked into the estimated impacts recently, but I'd imagine they are very susceptible to changes in precipitation.

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