URUGUAY IS LOCATED in southern South America, making a small wedge between Argentina and Brazil. Most of the country is covered by rolling grasslands, though it is crossed by several river systems and has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. Uruguay has no mountain ranges to buffer it from weather systems, making it susceptible to rapid weather changes. Droughts and periodic flooding are common. Climate change is expected to have some initial benefits for the livestock industry, but its longterm effects are unclear. Current climate models predict that Uruguay will see temperature increases of 2 degrees F (1.1 degrees C) by 2050 and 3.4 degrees F (1.9 degrees C) by 2100. Some models also indicate that there will be increased precipitation in both the summer ...

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