The world mostly agrees that something needs to be done about global warming and climate change. The first stumbling block, however, has been trying to get an agreement on a framework. In 1988, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meterological Organization (WMO) to assess the scientific knowledge on global warming. The IPCC concluded in 1990 that there was broad international consensus that climate change was human-induced. What has happened since then?

President Evo Morales has declared a state of emergency in November due to water shortages in large swaths of the country amid the worst drought in 25 years, making funds available to alleviate a crisis that has affected families and the agricultural sector.

This historic drought in Bolivia is causing water restrictions in households in the capital of La Paz and reducing grain and oilseed production output by 27 percent in 2016. Sources indicate the cause of the drought is a combination of global climate change and cyclical rains Rains returned to Santa Cruz in early November 2016 and the outlook for the crop season of the summer (January-March) of 2017 is positive. Total planted area is estimated at 1.5 million hectares of which 990,000 hectares is soybeans


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