Effects of Hurricane Joaquin. Photo Author Michael Nelson Climate Change is already affecting The Bahamas. We are experiencing much hotter and longer summers and our cooler months, which seems each year to take longer to arrive are not as cool as 15 and 20 years ago. Due to the endless warming of the atmosphere we are experiencing an increase in the existence of vector borne … [Read more...] about How Can We Address the Effects of Climate Change in The Bahamas?
Photo Credit: Ian Allen, The Gleaner The international political response to climate change began more than 20 years ago at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, where the “Rio Convention” included the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This convention set out the framework for action aimed at stabilizing the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases … [Read more...] about Jamaica and COP21: Why does it matter?
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Hagainativ Climate change is affecting us all, there is no doubt about it. Due to human activities, like various industries and the massive increase of transportation, the number of greenhouse gases increased over the years. Now these gases, mainly carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, are unbalancing our environment by … [Read more...] about The efforts Caribbean Countries do to fight Climate Change
by Pamala Proverbs Photo author PRMR Inc. Long lines at Courts Sheraton Mall For a package each containing five LED bulbs, Barbadians flocked to Courts, Sheraton Mall in big numbers on Friday, July 10, filling the aisles of the popular mall for most of the day. Barbadians have been lamenting the rising electrical costs in recent years, caused mainly by … [Read more...] about Free LED bulbs at Courts Barbados
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, dfaulder As a climate change adaptation consultant living and working in a small island developing State like Jamaica, I would like to reflect about some particular challenges that SIDS are facing today when it comes to sustainable development. The truth is that small islands by no means are facing small … [Read more...] about Turning Caribbean Islands into “Climate Smart Islands”