Maplecroft released a study recently finding that countries with emerging economies are less prepared to handle natural disasters than developed countries, thus posing an increased risk to global supply chains over the next decade. Citing data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicating that by 2100 rises in global surface temperatures and changes to precipitation patterns are likely to result in more droughts and cyclones, increased flood risk, and higher sea levels, the report concluded that countries experiencing rapid economic growth will produce a larger share of global output over the next ten years while facing greater exposure to natural disaster and little knowledge of how to deal with them.