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Human activities have caused impacts on the Earth since the dawn of humanity. The exploitation of natural resources has inevitably altered the global ecosystem causing loss of biodiversity.

Throughout the 20th century there has been an increase in the Earth and sea surface temperatures due to: the emission of gases that cause the greenhouse effect, productive and developmental activities, as well as by the uncontrolled loss of natural forests due to indiscriminate deforestation, which function as carbon sinks of the global ecosystem; burning fossil fuels being the main source of these emissions. This has changed the spatial and temporal pattern of rainfall, increased sea level and the “El Niño” phenomenon is becoming ever more frequent and intense. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the average temperature of the Earth´s surface will rise from 1.4 to 5.8 °C by the end of the 21st century.


INKANATURA, 2013 Enlaces Externos: Inkanatural Inkanat