climate change impacts Latin America

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climate risksAll risks associated with the impacts of global warming, such as rising sea levels and unusual rain patterns and additional risks to infrastructure due to climate change.Critical human impacts of climate change arise through impacts on human habitat (for example, desertification, temperature ..., direct impacts of climate changeOne of the most easily imagined impacts of global warming is an increase in the number and severity of heat waves. Heat stress is a well-known danger during prolonged bouts of hot weather, especially in cities, which tend to trap heat. Rising sea levels, another expected consequence of global ..., climate change impacts Africa, climate change impacts Asia, climate change impacts Small Islands States

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climate change impactsConsequences of climate and climate change on natural and human systems. (IIED)A specific change in a system caused by its exposure to climate change. Impacts may be harmful (threat) or beneficial (opportunity). (UKCIP)

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sea level riseSea level can change, both globally and locally, due to (i) changes in the shape of the ocean basins, (ii) changes in the total mass of water and (iii) changes in water density. Factors leading to sea level rise under global warming include both increases in the total mass of water from the ..., disappearing glaciers, rising temperature, salinationThe accumulation of salts in soils., desertificationDesertification is the degradation of formerly productive land. There are multiple causes and it proceeds at varying rates in different climates. Globally, desertification affects the livelihoods of millions of people who rely on what formerly productive ecosystems provided.

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