Why Latin America Worries about Climate Change (INFOGRAPHIC)

Dec 5, 2015
10:33 AM

The Americas Society-Council of the Americas has published a fascinating infographic on the vulnerability to climate change of American states and the level of environmental concern in each:

California and Arizona combined could fit into the amount of forest cut down in Brazil over the past four decades. Since 1970, glaciers in Peru have irretrievably lost a third of their surface area. Central American countries together contribute just 0.5 percent of global greenhouse gases, but Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua were among the world’s 10 countries most affected by extreme weather and climate variability from 1994 through 2013.