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With its 4’300 kms of length, Chile has four macro climates: tropical, Mediterranean, temperate and polar. Due to its vastness, Chile is strongly impacted by climate change: from the Northern region, affected by droughts and the real challenge of water access, through the Central Region, affected by the issue of soil erosion and the decrease of rainfalls, to the Southern Region of Patagonia, which is affected by the melting of glaciers, acidification of oceans and more.

The cheer size of its territory also plays an important part in the culture and influences people's way of living and being. In addition, the different mentalities of Chile take their roots - especially in the region of Temuco (with the Mappuches) and Patagonia (with the old ethnic groups such as the Sek’nams, the Yamanas, the Tehuelches and the Alakalufs) - in the connection with nature. A relationship that has stretched thinner for some Chileans while grown stronger for others.

Sources of infographics

GHG Emission: Worldbank, 2014. World Development Indicators: Energy dependency, efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions.

Population in 2016: Worldbank, 2016. Data Total Population.

Population in rural areas: Worldbank, 2016. Data Rural population.

Renewable engergy: Worldbank, 2014. Data Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output).

Average monthly salary: International Labour Organization, 2016-2017. Global Wage Report 2016/2017.