Latin America Environment

Posted on January 22, 2013 • Filed under: OXFAM Latin America

Latin America is a funny place. If a country in the region told not overheat its economy to grow continuously over time we all are more than reasonable, mandatory. But if you suggest that country to sacrifice part of their current growth-aggressively changing its energy-seeking and ensure sustainable future growth (and not overheating the planet), supporters of the idea are crazy treaties. The drama is to be made fools out today for free, but in 2050 the regional bill to continue doing business as usual will be U.S. $ 100,000 million (2.2 percent of regional GDP in 2010) per year, according to The Weather and the Challenge of Development for Latin America and the Caribbean: Adaptive Options for a Low Carbon Development, presented by the Inter-American Development Bank in the Rio + 20. Is the projected cost of the damage that will cause some of the effects of rising, caused by human action, of 2 ° C of temperature for the middle of this century. That if the increase is only those two degrees. In fact, “under the current trend in emissions, 6 ° C is more likely to 3 ° C by the end of the century,” anticipates work alternative worlds, global trends 2030, the U.S. National Intelligence Council. Read Article

In the case of agriculture, in particular, “there are no estimates for an increase of 4 degrees, lagoon worrisome, considering that the probability of limiting climate change to 2 degrees increase diminishes with each passing day and week,” says Antonio Hill, Environmental Policy advisor for Oxfam Climate Change.

En el caso de la agricultura, en particular, “no existen estimativos para un incremento de 4 grados, laguna preocupante, considerando que la probabilidad de limitar el cambio climático a un incremento de 2 grados disminuye con cada día y semana que pasa”, dice Antonio Hill, asesor de Política Ambiental para el cambio Climático de Oxfam.

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