This weekend the climate negotiations within the United Nations ended in Lima, Peru and most if not all media outlets are expressing their discontent and show how little real progress was achieved.
I seldom blog about Latin America besides the occasional post on the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. So when I read about Peru’s efforts to give access to its poorest population, I just knew I had to share this. The Peruvian National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will benefit more than 2 million people by providing … Read more
I recently wrote about positive feedback mechanisms that would increase climate change as temperatures increase. It seems we are already seeing the very first tragic examples.
The first one comes from Peru, where climate change led to a warming Atlantic Ocean, which itself led to a drying Amazon rainforest, which in their turn led to massive wildfires.
To The Daily Climate this took place in a part of the Amazon rainforest which was previously thought as to wet to burn. But this is not the only horrifying prospect.
Japan is lending $120 million (88 million euros) to Peru to enable the country to protect 55 million hectares of forests (nearly the equivalent area of France). This is done to stop the deforestation in the country by the next ten years. To Ecoworldy, this initiative will store 20 million tons of carbon dioxide per … Read more