Monday, January 22, 2018

Caribbean ‘in the eye of the storm’*

Powerful hurricanes batter region in 2017

IN 2017, the Caribbean felt the full brunt of climate change with a warning that current trends indicate that there will be no respite. Within a two-week period, Hurricanes Irma and Maria brought home the reality of the impact of climate change as they churned their way across the Lesser Antilles destroying everything in their paths.  Hurricane Harvey had in August set the stage for what was to come; with devastation in Houston, Texas, USA, amounting to nearly US$200 billion.

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