Chile launches climate change observatory

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Chile has just launched a climate change observatory that will gather an unprecedented amount of data from the most under-monitored part of the Southern Hemisphere and make it available online for free.

It is part of a new effort to speed up vital information for scientists to predict and mitigate the effects of extreme climate change.

The new observatory will track changes in temperatures, radiation, precipitation, winds and sea levels in real-time, including for Antarctica – a key modulator of the Earth’s climate.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Magallanes in southern Chile.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometres (291,930 sq mi) and has a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. The capital and largest city is Santiago and the national language is Spanish.

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