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Greta Thunberg inspires Puerto Rican youth

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Youth across Puerto Rico are leading marches, planting trees, cleaning natural areas and doing research projects, all as part of their efforts against climate change.

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Gov. Rosselló signs law to establish climate change policies

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Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed on Wednesday the Law for the Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change of Puerto Rico, to establish public policies with goals, metrics and deadlines to address climate change.

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Call for climate actions in Puerto Rico

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Wallace Broecker, one of the first scientists to declare that polluting human actions caused climate change died recently. In 1975, Broecker embraced the term "global warming" in a publication for Science, where he showed that high carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the use of fossil fuels increase the Earth's temperature. Puerto Rico is vulnerable to global warming, associated with extreme droughts and intense hurricanes in the Caribbean region. This is one of the findings described by the local and international scientists in the Caribbean chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). Almost 50 years after Broecker warned about the need to mitigate global warming, climate change is not a topic that is given sufficient priority in the political scene in Puerto Rico. This must change.

Puerto Rico at the mercy of climate change

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This is the first part of a series of two articles.

Global warming is no longer  a problem of the future, is already part of our everyday lives. A month ago, NASA released a report that found  the average temperature of the Earth's surface in 2018 was the fourth hottest in 140 years of records.

PR-SPAN Ambassadors in action: Climate Change and the onslaught of Hurricane María

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During the past months, ambassadors of the PR-SPAN have been part of important investigations that reflect the current climate state, effects of climate change and the impacts of atmospheric phenomena inside and outside of Puerto Rico. Last November, the United States Congress published the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), a report on climate change in the United States and its territories. Isabel K. Parés-Ramos, environmental scientist and PR-SPAN ambassador, was part of the group of researchers who led the chapter on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

PS 773 Public policy of the Government of Puerto Rico in relation to climate change and mitigation and adaptation processes by sectors

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The measure filed in the Senate of Puerto Rico in December 2017 seeks to re-establish public policy in relation to climate change.

María, el cambio climático y la salud (infográfico)

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María, el cambio climático y el bienestar humano

El paso de María e Irma por Puerto Rico ha dejado grabado imágenes de destrucción por parte de los huracanes e inundaciones asociadas al cambio climático en las mentes puertorriqueñas. La sucesión de estos ciclones intensos que han arrasado a través del Caribe en las semanas pasadas, han levantado el debate sobre su relación con el cambio climático, dado que mayores temperaturas se esperan alimenten huracanes más fuertes. El evento fue descrito como un "tornado de 50 a 60 millas de ancho atravezando Puerto Rico" por el meteorólogo Jeff Weber de NCAR. 

Una ayuda para el Caribe frente al cambio climático

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El Fondo Verde para el Clima (GCF, por sus siglas en inglés) es un fondo establecido dentro del Marco de Cambio Climático de las Naciones Unidas para asistir países en desarrollo en las prácticas de adaptación y mitigación al cambio climático. Debido que “las naciones que menos contribuyen a menudo están a riesgo de perder más” dijo Barack Obama en 2014, el GCF promete proveer instrumentos significativos, relevantes y efectivos para concertar un esfuerzo global de afrontar el cambio climático. Los países industrializados se han comprometido voluntariamente a aportar $10.3 billones al GCF para ayudar a países en desventaja económica a reducir sus emisiones de gases de invernadero y tomar acción sobre los efectos irreversibles del cambio climático.

Numerous beaches in Puerto Rico have erosion

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A study performed by professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus together with the Puerto Rico and Caribbean beach network, revealed that 60% of 4,324 analyzed areas in different beaches of the Island presented erosion or sediment loss.

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Cambio climático y la crisis fiscal: infograma sobre las renovables en Puerto Rico como solución.

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Puerto Rico apuesta a reinventarse como una economía a base de conocimiento para competir globalmente, consolidándose como líder en sectores emergentes. La iniciativa empresarial creativa puede aportar a crear un ambiente empresarial atractivo para nuevos negocios. La industria renovable como parte de una reforma energética debe ser central para posicionar a Puerto Rico como paladín en avance especializado de nuevas tecnologías y para solucionar la crisis financiera.

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