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The Impact Of Climate Change On The Lives Of Inhabitants Of Urban Cities ; The Case Of Guadalajara.and Chapalaâ´s Lake.

Congress: 2015
Author(s): jesus macias (Zapopan, Mexico)


Keyword(s): Sub-theme 17: Climate change, impacts and adaptation,
AbstractForty years ago, former president Ronal Reagan stated"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. ". At that time, the United States faced a colossal challenge--"an economic affliction of great proportions, How does the situation appear today? A 2009 report of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development stated: "Increasing numbers of people are . . . vulnerable to overburdened infrastructure, inadequate housing, and outmoded health systems. In fact, [the United Nations agency] UN-HABITAT projects that within three decades, one of three people will live in near total despair--lacking sanitation and clean water, exposed to the imminent effects of climate change, fueling the spread of disease and possible pandemics." In Guadalajara, and its Metropolitan Area, we have the same problem, because it is the second largest city in Mexico, and we are facing a lot of problems due to the increasing of population, lack of natural resources and others issues. Mostly the inhabitants of the Metropolitan, receive water from Chapala´s Lake, the biggest Lake in México, but one of the most contaminated, so it is urgent stops this problem that affects more than 6 million people. 1.-Peniche, C.S. ( 2012) Second International Congress of Santiago River basin. Universidad de Guadalajara. Mexico 2.- Macías, J. E. ( 2012) Second International Congress of Santiago River basin. Universidad de Guadalajara. México
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