Caribbean

 

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A 2013 study identified the Caribbean as one of the first to suffer the effects of Climate Change. It is predicted that cities in the region will be among the first on the planet to reach the global warming tipping point by 2023. The implications are staggering: extreme heat, coastal erosion, vector borne disease, drought, floods and more intense storms will affect everything from personal comfort to physical infrastructure to the agriculture and tourism industries on which we rely. Extreme weather events such as the Christmas 2013 floods in St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Dominica which caused extensive social and physical damage brought into focus the need for regional awareness and action to manage the impacts of climate change.