The study suggests high-quality coffees are most at risk – with Arabica coffee unable to withstand even slight fluctuations in temperature, humidity and sunlight.
Minister Hendricks and Costa Rica’s Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez signed a joint Press Statement on Climate Action and Sustainable Development.
“Costa Rica demands full compliance with the Paris Agreement as a commitment to the future of our species,” said President Luis Guillermo Solís. “I reiterate our unbreakable will regarding global action against climate change.”
An increase in rainfall expected for August due to La Niña weather phenomenon did not occur. But meteorologists expect the rainy season to pick up soon.
The proposal’s main strategy is to cut the import, sales and selective consumption taxes on all products that save water.
This week Costa Rica officially joins the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, which aims to reduce meat consumption and environmental harm.
The coming weeks will bring higher temperatures, thanks to El Niño, before the rainy season sets in.
Last year shattered 2014’s record to become the hottest year since reliable record-keeping began, two U.S. government science agencies announced Wednesday in yet another sign that the planet is heating up.
Costa Rica’s Monteverde cloud forest is one of the greenest tourist destinations in the country. But scientists are warning that climate change is dramatically affecting its biodiversity. Here’s a look.
Yes, the Earth has always gone through climate cycles, which includes warm periods such as the Eemian. But for precisely this reason, climate scientists are now studying the Eemian to learn what might be in store for us as we approach higher and higher levels of planetary warmth (again).