Global warming and climate change in Mexico

Diana Liverman, Karen L. O'Brien

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Abstract

Climate models suggest that global warming could bring warmer, drier conditions to Mexico. Although precipitation increases are projected by some models, in most cases they do not compensate for increases in potential evaporation. Thus, soil moisture and water availability may decrease over much of Mexico with serious consequences for rainfed and irrigated agriculture, urban and industrial water supplies, hydropower and ecosystems. However, the assessment of global warming impacts in Mexico is an uncertain task because the projections of different models vary widely, particularly for precipitation, and because they perform poorly in reproducing the observed climate of Mexico.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-364
Number of pages14
JournalGlobal Environmental Change
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Global warming and climate change in Mexico. / Liverman, Diana; O'Brien, Karen L.

In: Global Environmental Change, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1991, p. 351-364.

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Liverman, Diana ; O'Brien, Karen L. / Global warming and climate change in Mexico. In: Global Environmental Change. 1991 ; Vol. 1, No. 5. pp. 351-364.
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