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Honduras Heads List for Climate Risk

Posted on 15 December 2009 by editor

Hurricane Ike smashing into Barahona, Cuba.  Credit: AIN/IPS

Hurricane Ike smashing into Baracoa, Cuba. Credit: AIN/IPS

By Stephen Leahy*

COPENHAGEN (IPS/TerraViva) – Honduras has been hit harder by extreme weather events than almost any other country over the last 18 years, says a study of weather-related losses, released here as the climate summit continues this week.

Around the world, storms, floods and heat waves have resulted in 1.7 trillion dollars in losses and 600,000 deaths, the Global Climate Risk Index 2010 reported. Continue Reading

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