On September 15, the Global Adaptation Institute released the Global Adaptation Index, which purports to measure countries' vulnerability to climate change and their readiness to adapt, and ultimately help investors identify opportunities for climate-related projects. The United States was ranked third in the world in 1995 but eighth by 2010, and when adjusted for gross domestic product, was actually ranked 59 out of 160 countries that year. The index shows Brazil, Russia, India, and China, are all making huge strides.