Jamaica at the mercy of climate change

Derrick Douglas and his fellow farmers have great difficulties working in the conditions that climate change forced on them. Like many islands, they will not be able to recover if we exceed the 1°-5° C limit. Fortunately, COP21 negotiations have been a success in this regard. Islands can’t wait.

Hunger heralds climate change’s arrival in Botswana

A perfect storm of lower rainfall and a growing population beckons for Botswana. But others find climate change is already in the fields and paddocks. “As climate change ushers in more stress on the water sector, it is increasingly a concern that losses in rangeland productivity will result in food insecurity, especially in rural areas,” a country analysis report unveiled recently on Botswana states.

Climate Change Worsening Coastal Erosion in Trinidad

As unusually heavy rainfall battered Trinidad's east coast a year ago, a lagoon here was overwhelmed, flooding a major access road to the island’s south-eastern communities. As the flood waters poured over Manzanilla beach, they washed sand away, caved in sections of road and collapsed a seawall at a tourist beach facility. Further damages were also incurred with the flooding of homes and agricultural plots.