We love a good infographic -- and we recently came across this great visualization on climate change vulnerability. Vulnerability is grouped into four categories: health impacts, weather disasters, habitat loss, and economic stress. Circles on the left side of each set indicate relative magnitude of vulnerability in 2010, circles on the right indicate the same for 2030. Click on the image to view a larger version:
While the data is pretty interesting on its own, it can also be a valuable tool to assist companies with supply chain risk assessment -- particularly if you are a Walmart supplier responding to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Report questionnaire. Identifying the types of vulnerability in the geographies where you source raw materials (or contract manufacturing) can make it easier to pinpoint what kind of issues you may be facing in the future.
Source: DARA, a Madrid-based humanitarian advocacy organization, recently partnered with the Climate Vulnerable Forum, comprising countries particularly vulnerable to climate change, to create Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010, an atlas of vulnerability. This infographic presents a small portion of the picture the Climate Vulnerability Monitor paints.