Extreme cold kills over a dozen in Peru's highlands - Temperatures have begun to drop dramatically in Peru's highland regions. Temperatures in the highlands of Puno, Tacna, Arequipa, Moquegua and Apurimac have dropped as low as -15°C (5°F). The climatic phenomenon could be a consequence of a lack of clouds. The average temperature in the region would be -12°C (10°F). It was also reported that 54,859 cases of respiratory infections had been registered, 700 of which were pneumonia.
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...