NGOs Warn About Effects of Climate Change in Argentina

Environmental NGOs have warned about the effects of climate change in Argentina, after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new global report called ‘Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability‘.

The report, which was compiled by scientists from around the world, including Argentina, highlights the potential impacts of climate change, such as an increase in floods in the centre of the country, droughts, and several diseases that could affect crops such as soy and corn.

Organisations such as Greenpeace, Vida Silvestre, FARN, Los Verdes, Avina, CAN-LA, and FOROBA have called for “the development of more active policies in terms of adapting to climate change, since we’ve reached a situation in which we have no time to lose.”

They are also demanding the effective of implementation of existing laws, such as the Forests and the Glaciers Laws. According to the IPCC report, deforestation due to the extension of the agricultural frontier has become the largest source of carbon emissions in the north of the country, whilst the shrinking of the Andean glaciers will affect the availability of fresh water.

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