In the “vicious circle” of the climate crisis – DW – 05/07/2023

the Droughtthe Tornadoesthe melting of glaciers and wildfires are getting worse in Latin America and the Caribbean, exacerbating the “vicious cycle” that accelerates Global Warming In a particularly vulnerable area, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned this Wednesday (07/07/2023).

The UN entity presented its report in Havana The state of the climate in Latin America and the Caribbeanhighlighting that “extreme weather events and climate shocks are getting worse” in the region.

This is accelerating the “trend of long-term warming and sea level rise”. According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) records, temperatures have risen at a rate of 0.2°C per decade over the past 30 years in the region, the highest on record on a global scale.

The climate crisis and the recent La Niña phenomenon are causing prolonged droughts, resulting in reduced hydroelectric production and increased use of fossil fuels, poor harvests and “unprecedented” wildfires, the organization warns.

Likewise, melting glaciers, hurricanes, and heavy rains cause floods with serious personal and material damage.

The World Meteorological Organization says the report “highlights the vicious cycle of increasing impacts on countries and communities” from global warming.

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