Latin America and the Caribbean could be one of the regions hardest hit by global warming

According to the report, the future of climate change is determined today, and negative balances have long appeared: the worst droughts in five decades in the southern Amazon and the record of hurricanes and floods in Central America in 2020. A somber anticipation of what could be the new normal that awaits Latin America.

The organization referred to mentioned how 2020 marked one of the three hottest years in our region. To get an idea of ​​the seriousness of the issue: It is estimated that between 1998 and 2020, events of this kind claimed the lives of more than 312,000 people and affected more than 277 million, highlights the report published by the United Nations News website. officer.

Another exponential risk is sea level rise, with indicators for the area today exceeding the global average. Suffice it to add that more than 27% of the population in this part of the continent lives in coastal areas.

Setting limits on global warming below 2.0°C, as was the obligation under the Paris Agreement, is a key factor in reducing risks in a region marked by marked economic inequality, and thus social inequality.

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