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UNAM uses model to assess climate change damage in Mexico

Mexico, Nov 9. -Experts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) used the Integrated Climrisk Evaluation model to prevent the consequences of climate change.

Climrisk was created in conjunction with the Free University of Amsterdam; it uses simplified mathematical models and considers factors such as climate, economy, natural systems and their relationship to assess the economic impact of climate change during this century for Mexico.

According to Francisco Estrada from the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, the average economic costs by changes in climate total up to twice the current Gross Domestic Product of the country.

Estrada estimated that an increase of more than four degrees Celsius could be reached in the 2070s in several Mexican regions, and the ecosystems could hardly adapt to it.

The losses for Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey due to climate change could exceed one billion dollars in the 2020s, the academic said. (Taken from Prensa Latina)