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Climate Tipping Point Near Warn UN, World Bank

Article: Climate Tipping Point Near Warn UN, World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The planet is quickly approaching the tipping point for abrupt climate changes, perhaps within a few years, according to the UN Environmental Programme’s newly released 2009 Year Book and a separate World Bank report now being presented throughout Latin America. The UN agency warns that urgent action is…

Melting Andean Glaciers Could Leave 30 Million High and Dry

Article: Melting Andean Glaciers Could Leave 30 Million High and Dry

WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2008 (ENS) – About 99 percent of the Chacaltaya glacier in Bolivia has disappeared since 1940, says World Bank engineer Walter Vergara, in his new report, “The Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America.” One of the highest glaciers in South America, Chacaltaya is one of the first glaciers to melt…