8 December 2011 (IRIN) - A series of reports examining the impact of climate change in 23 countries has been launched on the sidelines of the UN climate talks in Durban. South Africa.
The reports produced by the UK Met Office Hadley Centre assess the latest research and make projections using a comprehensive range of 21 climate models also used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
There are 10 developing countries among the 23, which is a mix of major economies and those particularly vulnerable to climate change. Most studies on vulnerable and developing countries are based on single climate models or limited variables making the projections not that authoritative and comprehensive. read more>>>