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Climate Change in Central America

Will climate change hasten Central American migration to US?

This is the second in a series of stories about Harvard’s engagement in Latin America.  When Nathan Black considers the potential global consequences of climate change, one thing he sees is war.  Black, the French Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, is spending two years investigating the connection between changing agricultural conditions — specifically the supply of agricultural land — and civil war.

Nathan Black, the French Environmental Fellow, is studying how nations fall into civil war during the type of agricultural disruption possible with a changing climate — and what some nations might do to prevent it.

Relatively mild drought conditions may have been enough to cause the collapse of the Classic Maya civilisation, which flourished until about AD950 in what is now southern Mexico and Guatemala.

Palenque is a rich Maya archaeological site located in the present day Mexican state of Chiapas . It is smaller than other Mayan ruins sites yet extremley rich and well worth the extra effort to visit - so says all things Maya expert Chichen Itza Bob

Latin America backs plans to fight climate change while building prosperity  Latin America backs plans to fight climate change while building prosperity  "Countries are not ratifying simply to fulfill their international commitments. Our region’s support underscores how countries perceive confronting climate change and building prosperity as mutually reinforcing goals for securing inclusive and sustainable development."  | via Dialogo Chino Read more at…

Latin America backs plans to fight climate change while building prosperity via

COP22: Indigenous leaders demand respect for their rights against measures against Climate Change "Deforestation contributes 24% of emissions of greenhouse gases worldwide and 58% in Latin America alone. The study found that in tropical forests which were recognized and protected indigenous land rights of local communities and deforestation rates were two to three times lower than in other parts of Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia."

COP22: Indigenous leaders demand respect for their rights against measures against Climate Change "Deforestation contributes 24% of emissions of greenhouse gases worldwide and 58% in Latin America alone. The study found that in tropical forests which were recognized and protected indigenous land rights of local communities and deforestation rates were two to three times lower than in other parts of Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia."

A year ago, Indigenous women from across Latin America began collecting stories about how climate change is affecting their lives. They did this to craft solutions that aligned with their values.

A year ago, Indigenous women from across Latin America began collecting stories about how climate change is affecting their lives. They did this to craft solutions that aligned with their values.

This Council on Hemispheric Affairs research paper, by COHA Research Fellow Alexandra Deprez, has been under preparation for a year. In it, she brilliantly synthesizes current developments regardin...

This Council on Hemispheric Affairs research paper, by COHA Research Fellow Alexandra Deprez, has been under preparation for a year. In it, she brilliantly synthesizes current developments regardin.

In Latin America, Environmentalists Are Being Murdered by the Hundreds - a sad commentary for brave people!…

In Latin America, Environmentalists Are Being Murdered by the Hundreds - a sad commentary for brave people!

Luis Felipe Noé | Incendio en el Jockey Club 1963

Luis Felipe Noé | Incendio en el Jockey Club 1963