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La adaptación al cambio climático en Colombia

The document begins with a review of the evidence of climate change in Colombia, citing the Institute of Meteorology and Environmental Studies of Colombia (IDEAM). This institution said that Colombian glaciers lost 50cm per year. Other change have ocurred on Cartagena and Tumaco coasts because there have been increases in sea level between 3-5mm in the last 50 years. The IDEAM also mentions that in future forecasting a redistribution of rainfall patterns by changes in atmospheric circulation. Adapting to climate change requires creativity and a willingness to break paradigms. Academia, professionals, decision makers and civil society should consider climate trends for their planning processes, and also to implement practices and efficient use of resources that result in reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions, contributing positively to the global problem.