It's one ugly scenario that haunts the minds of many people at the conference in Copenhagen. It's a stark reminder that the nations responsible for the most green house gasses aren't necessarily the ones that will suffer the most from them.
But what to do about it? Sam Fankhauser believes in a plan called "adaptation." Fankhauser is with the London School of Economics and a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. He explained to In The Loop what plans are already underway to help at risk nations pay for climate damage and what still needs to be done.