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Series: The World Readers
Published: 29 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374961-069
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7496-1
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027577-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2757-7
Series: Elements
Published: 23 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013044-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1304-4
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By Mikael D. Wolfe
... Drought Pesticides Groundwater pumping prohibitions Marte R. Gómez Worthington Pump Company ...
Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2757-7
... sea level rise ocean acidification marine heat waves tsunamis floods precipitation drought ...
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373063-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7306-3
... The chapter examines the postwar and post-dam transformation of the Laguna’s water regime, characterized by a sharp, rightward sociopolitical turn in Mexico; severe drought; and profligate use of chemical pesticides and groundwater pumps in the late 1940s and 1950s. As a case study, it focuses...
Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2757-7
... amounts of water in the atmosphere that can produce record-breaking floods. Lack of rain in some areas (e.g., US Southwest) causes droughts which are becoming larger and longer lived, damaging agriculture and drinking water supplies. Currently, river water supplies for drinking and farming are dwindling...
... drought; and profligate use of chemical pesticides and groundwater pumps in the late 1940s and 1950s. As a case study, it focuses on the politically well-connected técnico, former secretary of agriculture (1928–1930, 1940–1946) and self-styled Zapatista and agrarista Marte R. Gómez. It shows how he helped...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-109
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... In 1982, the countryside of northern Potosí was hit by a devastating drought. Many indigenous peasants were forced to leave their arid fields and communities and migrate in search of new livelihoods. The song below—written by Luis Rico in the rhythmic tinku style of the traditional music...
Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2757-7
.... No matter the igniting source, changes to climate are driving fires around the world – rising temperatures, heat waves, and prolonged droughts. A recent United Nations report predicts that especially severe wildfires will increase 14 percent by 2030, up to 50 percent by the end of the century unless we do...
Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2757-7
... health. We must redesign cities to make them more resilient to drought, floods, heat waves, water shortages, and rising seas. The US, Canada, and Europe must also prepare for hundreds of millions of climate refugees who will migrate from the tropics to climate havens in the far north. Rather than spend...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027577-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2757-7
... Rising seas, droughts, deadly heat waves, floods, wildfires, ocean acidification, powerful storms, armed conflict, food shortages, and a host of other problems are the result of anthropogenic climate change. We can expect hundreds of millions of climate refugees this century to move north...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-091
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... powerful decolonizing aspirations in the twenty-first century. In 1982, the countryside of northern Potosí was hit by a devastating drought. Many indigenous peasants were forced to leave their arid fields and communities and migrate in search of new livelihoods. The song below—written by Luis Rico...