The estimated losses from 2005 to 2011 are $1.1 billion with $164 million in damages, including agriculture impairment, road and home damage, and flood control. The key causes of these problems due to the changing climate have been increased precipitation, public sickness, and higher ocean levels. Experts see increases in losses and damages throughout Central and South America as climates continue to change.
Animal agriculture has been acknowledged by the UN as a major contributor to the weakening of the environment which contributes to the pace of climate change. This blog post outlines the toll meat production takes on the planet compared to vegetable and fruit agriculture. If we can lessen our dependence on meat consumption, we may be able to counter changing climates and the problems they create.