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Dr. Vicente Barros

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Working Group II

Employment History

  • Co-Chair
  • Climatology Professor, School of Natural Sciences
    University of Buenos Aires
  • Climatology Professor
    University of Buenos Aires
  • Working Group II Co-Chair
    University of Buenos Aires , Argentina
  • Professor of Climatology and Director of the Master Program of Environmental Sciences
    School of Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
  • Emeritus Professor
    University of Buenos Aires


  • Master of Science , Meteorology
    University of Michigan
  • PhD. , Meteorological Sciences
    University of Buenos Aires
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"We live in an era of ..., 24 Oct 2014 [cached]
"We live in an era of man-made climate change," said Vicente Barros, Co-Chair of Working Group II. "In many cases, we are not prepared for the climate-related risks that we already face. Investments in better preparation can pay dividends both for the present and for the future."
Adaptation can play a key role in decreasing these risks, Barros noted:
"The Working Group II report ..., 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
"The Working Group II report contributes to the foundation of information for smart decisions about dealing with climate change," said Vicente Barros, Co-Chair of Working Group II.
Adaptation is so important because it ..., 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
Adaptation is so important because it can be integrated with the pursuit of development, and can help prepare for the risks to which we are already committed by past emissions and existing infrastructure," said Vicente Barros, co-chair of I.P.C.C. Working Group II.
"Climate change cannot be characterised ..., 13 Feb 2009 [cached]
"Climate change cannot be characterised by one single event, but rather by a series over the long term," University of Buenos Aires climatologist Vicente Barros, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told Tierramérica.
Because of the growing awareness of the phenomenon, "now, with every event, they ask us if it's climate change," says Barros with a laugh.
But the public's concern has a solid basis.
Although there have been some small rainstorms, the unusual lack of precipitation during the last several months of 2008 and so far in 2009 in southern and south-western Brazil, central and north-eastern Argentina, southern Paraguay and central and south-western Uruguay is causing million-dollar losses in the agricultural sector, food production and exports.
Barros, along with experts José Marengo of Brazil and Madeleine Renom of Uruguay, told Tierramérica that it is impossible to assert that the current drought is an unequivocal manifestation of climate change, because the weather changes must be assessed over the long term.
In Argentina, noted Barros, there were more frequent intense storms with precipitation in the last 20 years in the central region - which indeed can be defined as a climate change.
Barros doesn't think the drought is the result of La Niña either. "We can attribute part of what happened in November and December (to La Niña), but in January and February it no longer has an effect in our region. However, it could be that in March we will once again feel its impact," he said.
The report, which can be found ..., 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
The report, which can be found here, highlights the opportunities that exist to help mitigate potential effects of rising temperatures with Vicente Barros of the University of Buenos Aires, and co-chair of Working Group II noting: 'We live in an era of man-made climate change…Part of the reason adaptation is so important is that the world faces a host of risks from climate change already baked into the climate system, due to past emissions and existing infrastructure.'
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