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Climate change causes high temperatures to surge in Latin America

Geneva, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) A World Meteorological Attribution report on Wednesday said that climate change is presently causing temperatures to rise in Latin America, reducing water availability and worsening drought impacts.

As a result, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile are experiencing extreme drought and high temperatures that are causing crop failures and jeopardizing food security, access to water, people’s health and ecosystems.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) document specified that even though climate change is not major driver of reduced rainfall, it showed that during the last four months of 2022, rainfall dropped less than half, with lowest levels in 35 years.

Scientists from Argentina, Colombia, France, the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom assessed the extent to which human-induced global warming changes probability and intensity of low rainfall and drought.

Latin America also faces killing heat waves due to climate change, said the WMO text, while informing November to January were hottest months in Argentina´s history.

This has caused life-threatening wildfires in central Argentina and Chile.


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