October 26th, 2009

I came across a fascinating new report and website from Oxfam America.

In Exposed:  Social Vulnerability and Climate Change in the Southeast, Oxfam says that the Southeast is the US region most vulnerable to climate change because of our high rates of social vulnerability and exposure to climate hazards.

More more than 67% of Alabama’s land area falls within the 50-mile buffer of historic hurricane tracks transecting the state.  When combined with Alabama’s high rates of poverty, that is quite a recipe for disaster.

The information in Exposed is available in interactive form at this new website.  You can also download the full Exposed report here.

Posted by Kristina Scott