￼ADAPTATION TO RAPID GLACIER RETREAT IN THE TROPICAL ANDES (BOLIVIA, ECUADOR, PERU)
Article originally written for World Bank Web Site by Natsuko Utsumi
As “global warming” became the household term of the 21st century, the latest IPCC report in 2007 confirms that Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and “Observational evidence from all continents and most oceans shows that many natural systems are being affected by regional climate changes, particularly temperature increases”
Latin America region, in particular, is very vulnerable to the climate impacts that is very significant and expected to irreversibly affect key ecosystems and the services they provide. Continue Reading
Latin America and the Caribbean: The Region Very Vulnerable to the Impact of Climate Change
This article was originally written by Natsuko Utsumi for the World Bank’s web site.
Report warns of “irreversible” damage already affecting the region’s environment
Washington, DC, December 5, 2007 ― Climate change will have dramatic and costly consequences for the people and ecosystems of Latin America, according to the World Bank’s lead engineer for Latin America and the Caribbean Walter Vergara. Vergara’s warning comes in a collection of five reports “Visualizing Future Climate in Latin America” that outlines – and adds new detail to — the environmental problems facing the region. Continue Reading