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Los Páramos: Climate change threatens a fragile ecosystem in the Andes

Páramos are a high mountain ecosystem in South America’s Andes rich with biodiversity and an important source of water for millions of people. They are at risk of becoming drier because of changing climate conditions. The International Research Institute for Climate and Society made an audio slideshow that documents the efforts of Daniel Ruiz Carrascal and others, including Laia Andreu, a tree-ring scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, who have been measuring how the environment of the páramo is changing over time.

The Páramos: Climate change threatens a fragile ecosystem in the Andes from IRI on Vimeo.

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Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Environment, Water
  • Hazards:Drought
  • Countries/Regions:Americas

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/20348


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