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Extreme wildfires in coastal-central Chile have been fueled by intense and persistent fire-conducive weather conditions in the region since the beginning of the year favoring the spread of severe fires in Viña del Mar (33°S, 71°W) in early February.
World Weather Attribution
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Recent blazes in Chile and Argentina have highlighted the need for better environmental laws as the climate crisis deepens.
Guardian, the (UK)
Wildfire Whittier California 2017
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Chile has experienced one of the worst fire-related disasters in its history. But even this is only the tip of the iceberg. It is a disaster mainly caused by our decisions and lack of preparation to deal with a more extreme climate hazard.
Conversation Media Group, the
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Aside from the heat wave that brought scorching temperatures to the Andean nation, Chile has also been suffering from a devastating drought for the last 15 years that helped fuel the wildfire.
Thomson Reuters
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Climate impacts and extreme events associated with naturally occurring phenomena, such as heatwaves and drought, are stronger this southern hemisphere summer due to a combination of a strong El Niño and the long-term increase of land and sea temperatures.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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This publication examines the relationship between droughts and incomes and labor market outcomes in Chile over the period 1990-2017, focusing in particular on indigenous women.
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In this paper, researchers performed Pearson's correlation and multicollinearity analysis to select variables to include in the multiple regression analysis to identify the predictors of the number of healthcare facilities per commune in the RMS.
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This guide empowers regional and municipal leaders to act in the fight against climate change, promote coordination across different levels of government, and identify the transformations for a carbon neutral and resilient future and climate actions.

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