Sixty one percent of the homes in Guatemala have been determined to be inadequate, at risk to the effects extreme weather such as mudslides and flooding, potentially displacing more than 9 million Guatemalans.
False news has become the new claim to discredit anything that you don’t agree with. Here Rep. Lamar Smith smeared a correct interpretation of an honest, factual report that he misinterpreted as “fake news.”
The entry into force of the Paris Agreement this week provides an opportunity for Latin America to capitalize on its advantages in renewable energy. But only if policy and investment line up with the agreement’s ambitious goals.
If expert predictions are correct and the poor will be most affected by climate change, then Latin America and the Caribbean are particularly at risk. But how much do we know about the specific impacts (say, on housing), and what’s being done to prepare?