Stories written by Gabriela Cerioli

Q&A: Climate Change Just One Factor in Coastal Erosion

The Paraná River delta in eastern Argentina is the only one in the world that is not disappearing, and that is due to deforestation for cultivating soybeans, explains geologist Jorge Codignotto, a former member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in this interview.

Argentine geologist Jorge Codignotto. - Gabriela Cerioli/IPS

Climate Change Just One Factor in Coastal Erosion

To understand the link between global climate change and coastal erosion requires an integration of the otherwise reductionist specialization on the issue, says Argentine scientist Jorge Codignotto.

"Prosumers" at the barter club in the Chacarita neighbourhood of Buenos Aires Credit: Gabriela Cerioli/IPS

ARGENTINA: Bartering – Here to Stay?

In May, the bartering system will celebrate 14 years of new life in Argentina. After a peak in this form of trade following the country's late 2001 economic collapse, today it has a lower profile, though it involves tens of thousands of people around the country. But despite its survival, economists question its long-term viability.

Bartering Is Not Your Usual Trade

The exchange of goods and services without involving money rises and falls in Argentina in inverse proportion to national prosperity, and is apparently far from sinking in the stormy waters of the globalized economy.