The Regional Impacts of Climate Change

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Chapter 6: Latin America

Executive Summary

6.1. Regional Characteristics

6.2. Regional Climate Information

6.2.1. Current Climate
6.2.2. Trends in Climate
6.2.3. Climate Variability
6.2.4. Climate Change

6.3. Sensitivity, Adaptability, and Vulnerability

6.3.1. Terrestrial Ecosystems: Vulnerability and Impacts

6.3.1.1. Forests
6.3.1.2. Rangelands
6.3.1.3. Deserts

6.3.2. Hydrology, Water Resources, and Freshwater Fisheries

6.3.3. Oceans, Saltwater Fisheries, and Coastal Zones

6.3.3.1. Oceans and Saltwater Fisheries
6.3.3.2. Sea-Level Rise

6.3.4. Agriculture

6.3.5. Human Health

6.3.5.1. Direct Impacts of Climate Change
6.3.5.2. Indirect Impacts of Climate Change

6.3.6. Human Settlements

6.3.7. Industry, Energy, and Transportation

6.4. Integrated Analysis of Potential Impacts and Adaptation Options

6.5. Monitoring and Research Needs

Acknowledgments

References

Edited by: OSVALDO F. CANZIANI (ARGENTINA) AND SANDRA DIAZ (ARGENTINA)

Lead Authors: E. Calvo (Peru), M. Campos (Costa Rica), R. Carcavallo (Argentina), C.C. Cerri (Brazil), C. Gay-García (Mexico), L.J. Mata (Venezuela), A. Saizar (Uruguay)

Contributors: P. Aceituno (Chile), R. Andressen (Venezuela), V. Barros (Argentina), M. Cabido (Argentina), H. Fuenzalida-Ponce (Chile), G. Funes (Argentina), C. Galvao (Brazil), A.R. Moreno (Mexico), W.M. Vargas (Argentina), E.F. Viglizzo (Argentina), M. de Zuviría (Bolivia)



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