Issue # 130 _ December 2006
- The pathways of change
- The understanding that the emission of greenhouse effect gases is responsible for global warming is already hegemonic. Now countries are preparing themselves to confront scenarios until recently considered catastrophic. The COP 12 Meeting, in Nairobi, approved the creation of a fund to finance the adaptation of more vulnerable countries. In Brazil, the first regional climatic model indicates that the country will be subject to more severe droughts and floods over the next few decades. Pesquisa FAPESP shows in the following article how countries are mobilizing in order to confront the changes and the results of the first Brazilian climatic model.
The first scenarios using regional climate models point towards more severe droughts and floods under temperatures that will be higher and humidity that will be lower, with impacts upon human health and food production