Latin America News - Climate Change

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March 11, 2016
After Paris, Indigenous People Must Take the Lead on Climate Change
The COP 21 in Paris marks the emergence of a global deal on climate emissions and adaptation governance until 2020. Or does it? Many advocates and members of the scientific community find that the measures taken there will not serve to remedy global warming in the short run.
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January 11, 2016
Drought Boosts Science in Dominican Republic
The recent lengthy drought in the Dominican Republic, which began to ease in late 2015, caused serious losses in agriculture and prompted national water rationing measures and educational campaigns.
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January 7, 2016
Central American farmers turn to cocoa as climate change threatens coffee
Brimming with shade trees and bounded by the Tuma river, the lower climes of Roger Castellon’s farm in Nicaragua’s mountainous Jinotega department were long ideal for growing coffee. But with temperatures on the rise, the veteran coffee farmer is shifting his lower-lying land to a crop that, although new for him, enjoys a rich legacy in the region: Cocoa.
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October 14, 2015
Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean (Report)
Global climate trends indicate that our planet will continue warming into the next century, leading to more extreme climate conditions. The Latin America and Caribbean region is vulnerable to some of the most challenging aspects of climate change – sea-level rise, changes in precipitation, glacial melting, spreading of disease, and extreme weather events.
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June 4, 2015
Thirsty in Nicaragua, the Country Where ‘Agua’ Is Part of Its Name
Nicaragua, the Central American country with the most abundant water sources, and where water – “agua” in Spanish – is even part of its name, is suffering one of its worst water crises in half a century, fuelled by climate change, deforestation and erosion.
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How rural women are adapting to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean
The impacts of climate change in Latin America are becoming increasingly worrisome, particularly the impacts on the agricultural and forestry sectors, given their dependence on weather conditions.
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September 5, 2014
A look at how a changing climate will hit South and Central America
While some areas in the region have been deemed highly vulnerable to climate change, such as the Andean agro-ecosystem, considered one of the most vulnerable systems in the world, we still don't know the consequential climate impacts- especially those related to food production.