Patagon Unbound


Our Climate Change in Patagonia series

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Scientists say in order to maintain a natural balance on Earth, one that provides the environmental conditions upon which all life depends, the amount of carbon dioxide contained in the atmosphere should be below 350 parts per million (ppm). At the beginning of human civilization our atmosphere naturally contained around 275 ppm. Humanity’s growing reliance on coal, oil, and natural gas, or fossil fuels, spiked tremendously the amount of carbon dioxide beginning in the late 20th century. Today, we have 404 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere, and its rising every year, moving us increasingly farther away from the 350 ppm goal.

Reader survey: Some results, and the winner of the giveaway!

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We want to thank all the readers who responded to our survey. Your comments and opinions are valuable to us as we strive to make a better magazine.

Issue 11 - Climate Change in Patagonia

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Increasing research in the Patagonia region appears to show that climate change has already arrived: are we about to expedite devastating changes to Patagonia’s natural treasures? Its one of the questions we examine in this edition of Patagon Journal. Our special section about climate change was made possible in part with the support of a grant from the Earth Journalism Network, an organization with 8,000 members from 120 countries.

We're looking for a Business Manager!

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Join the Patagon Journal Team:  We’re looking for a Business Manager!

Patagon Journal is a bilingual magazine, in English and Spanish, about nature, culture, travel and outdoor sports in the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina. Our overall mission: to build a greater appreciation, understanding and environmental protection of Patagonia and the world’s last wild places.

Issue 10 - Special Tribute to Douglas Tompkins

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For this edition of Patagon Journal, the sad news in December that a kayak accident took the life of conservationist Douglas Tompkins prompted a necessary change in our plans. Tompkins has saved more of Patagonia’s wild places than anyone; he is perhaps the greatest wildlands philanthropist the world has ever seen. 

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