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Vital Climate Graphics Latin America and the Caribbean
Vital Climate Graphics Latin America and the Caribbean
Vital Climate Graphics Latin America and the Caribbean is a collection of graphics that highlight greenhouse gas emission trends, observational evidence, and projected impacts of warming and adverse weather events in the region. Despite the relatively small contribution of Latin America and the Caribbean to global warming, the fragile natural ...
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Sea level rise: Costa Rica coastal communities under threat
Sea level rise is an important indicator of climate change. A rise in sea level may result in flooding, salinisation of fresh water, coastal erosion and in some cases loss of land to the ocean. As depicted, some coastal...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Energy consumption, economic development and CO2 emissions; selected Latin America countries
As a rule of thumb, economic growth is closely related to growth in energy consumption because the more energy is used, the higher the economic growth. However, it is possible to decouple energy consumption and economic...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Major N2O emitting countries in Latin America and Caribbean
Shows the levels of N2O emissions from major Latin American and Caribbean countries and the source of the emissions. Brazil is one of the world’s largest emitters of N2O. Most of the N2O emissions in the region are gene...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Dengue fever incidence; Trinidad and Tobago
Shows the increase in dengue fever as temperature rises in correlation with El Niño in Trinidad and Tobago. There is neither good prophylactic nor cure for dengue fever, a disease spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
CO2 emissions, energy use and economic development; Latin America and the Caribbean
Economic growth and increased energy demand are closely linked to increased emissions of CO2. If there is a shock in the economy, the response as reduced emissions of CO2, can be almost without inertia if the shock is l...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
ENSO Variability index
Variability in the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) index 1982-2004, and temperature variation for those years - plus or minus 3 degrees maximum in those years of the ENSO events in the Pacific Ocean and affected regi...
17 May 2005 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Rapid decline of the San Quintin glacier, North Patagonia
Glaciers grow and retreat at intervals depending on local climate changes, particularly variations in temperature and precipitation . Retreating and diminishing mountain glaciers all over the world, except in the Antarc...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
CH4 emissions in 2000; Latin America and selected countries
Since pre-industrial times, the atmospheric concentration of methane (CH4) has increased by 150%. Methane is a greenhouse gas that has a global warming potential that is 23 times stronger than CO2. (IPCC 2001) In 2000 t...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
CO2 emissions in 1990 and 2000 Latin America and selected countries
A comparison of the total level of CO2 emissions from Latin America compared to selected countries. Emissions from Latin America and Caribbean increased more than the world average between 1990 and 2000. The increase in...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Green Continent: Latin America and the Caribbean
Land cover distribution in classes, ratios
17 May 2005 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Sources of electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean
Shows the amount of power that is used in the three main regions from fossil fuels, hydropower and other sources. While Central America and the Caribbean have a very carbon intense electricity production, even more inte...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Annual deforestation in the Amazon and resulting CO2 emissions
According to the World Resources Institute,Brazil had the highest carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in the region in 2001, primarily due to changes in land use.) Most of the region’s forests are in South America, parti...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Ice thickness change vs elevation (Patagonia glaciers)
Thickness, in relation to elevation, for two different ice fields located in very Southern South America (Patagonian ice fields), with 1975-2000 averages and 1995-2000 average, which show dramatic decrease.
17 May 2005 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
CO2 emissions from transportation in 2000; selected countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
A comparison of transportation CO2 emissions from selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. Increased transport is one of the main reasons for increased CO2 emissions, both in developed and developing countries. ...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Rapid retreat of glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
There is now ample evidence of a major retreat of most mountain glaciers during the last 100 years in response to widespread increases in temperature. In recent decades, the rate of glacial recession has increased tremen...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Increase in rainfall over Buenos Aires 1900-2000
There are indications of changes in precipitation patterns over Latin America and the Caribbean during the last decades. In Argentina, for example, precipitation increases have been observed over Buenos Aires over the l...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trends in economy, Latin America and the Caribbean
In the period 1970-2002, Latin American economic development indicators were fluctuating significantly – from a decrease of 5.6 percent in 1971-1980 GDP growth to only 1.2 percent in 1981-1990, and an increase up to 3.3 ...
17 May 2005 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Change in precipitation for scenarios A2 and B2; Tropical America
When global surface temperatures increase, changes in precipitation and atmospheric moisture are very likely to increase: the hydrological cycle will be more active, and the atmosphere will increase its water holding cap...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Intense hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin
Global average temperature increased by 0.6 ° C over the last century, while sea levels rose by 9 to 20 cm. The IPCC projects increases in the global average surface temperature by between 1.4°C and 5.8°C and in sea leve...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Population growth
The population in Latin America and the Caribbean grew by 85 percent between 1970 and 2001, from 285 million to about 528 million. In the same time, the annual growth rates fell from 2.5 percent to 1.5 percent, which is ...
17 May 2005 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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