WIT Press

An Agenda For Research On Global Change In Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR930281

Volume

1

Pages

10

Published

1993

Size

588 kb

Author(s)

C. Gay & L.G. Ruiz-Suarez

Abstract

An agenda for research on global change in Mexico C. Gay, L.G. Ruiz-Suarez Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cd. Universitaria, Mexico D.F., ABSTRACT Mexico is a developing country with 80 million people and great inequalities in wealth among its population. It is one of the most industrialized countries of the so called Third World. At the same time the country is depositary of a considerable biodiversity. Population growth, food demand and legitimate demands of a large part of its population for access to higher level of wealth, puts a considerable stress on its natural resources and biodiversity. Mexico has within its territory most of the world climates, impact of climatic change (rain patterns, food supply, energy needs, etc. ) may vary strongly from one part of the country to another. A review of current state of research on global change issues in Mexico is g

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