El imperativo climático

Nueva Delhi – Hoy es urgente y esencial que el mundo se movilice ante el cambio climático. De hecho, ya no puede haber debates acerca de la necesidad de actuar, porque el Panel Intergubernamental sobre el Cambio Climático (PICC), que presido, ha establecido que el cambio climático es una realidad inequívoca y más allá de cualquier duda científica.

Por ejemplo, está habiendo cambios en los patrones de precitaciones, con una tendencia a que haya mayores niveles de lluvias en las latitudes superiores del mundo y menores precipitaciones en regiones tropicales y subtropicales, así como en el área del Mediterráneo. También está aumentando la cantidad de casos de lluvias extremas, y se están generalizando. Más aún, la frecuencia e intensidad de las ondas de calor, las inundaciones y las sequías van en aumento.

Este cambio en el patrón y la intensidad de las lluvias tiene serias implicancias para varias actividades económicas, así como para la preparación de los países para manejar emergencias como inundaciones costeras de gran escala o nevazones intensas.

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