To Tackle CO2, Start with H2O: How Latin America's Water Problems Could Affect Climate Change Negotiations
Moreno, Luis Alberto, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs
Ask the mayor of a city in the Andes Mountains about the outcome of the December 2009 climate negotiations in Copenhagen and you may be met with a shrug. Ask about the drought that has left parts of his city without drinking water, and you will almost certainly get an earful.
The notion that climate change and local water supplies may be connected comes as no surprise to mayors, governors, and presidents in Latin America. But like politicians everywhere, they must respond to immediate problems while keeping an eye on the polls. Not surprisingly, the plummeting level of a local freshwater reservoir can seem like a higher priority than rising concentrations of atmospheric CO^sub …
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Publication information: Article title: To Tackle CO2, Start with H2O: How Latin America's Water Problems Could Affect Climate Change Negotiations. Contributors: Moreno, Luis Alberto - Author. Journal title: The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. Volume: 34. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2010. Page number: 119+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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