Final CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER RESOURCES IN PERU

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER RESOURCES IN PERU: GLOBAL PROBLEMS, LOCAL RESPONSES Daniel N. Leavell, PhD OSUN Geological Sciences
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Principal Cordilleras of the Andes Mountains in Peru
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Climate has Changed, and Will Continue to Change Climate has changed over the past century – Global mean temperature has increased .5-1 o F – Global sea level has risen 4-10 inches – Global precipitation over land has increased 1% “The balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate” (IPCC, 1995) Climate is expected to continue to change in the future – Projected temperature increase of 3.6 o F by 2100 (1.8-6.3 o F) – Projected sea level rise of 20 inches by 2100 (6-38 inches) – Likely increase in precipitation intensity Source: US EPA
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Source: IPCC
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Source: IPCC
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Atmospheric Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases are Increasing • Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased significantly since the industrial revolution Carbon dioxide +30%; Methane +100%;
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