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UWI prof warns climate change on path to destroy Caribbean


by Asha Wilks (Jamaica Gleaner) BRUSSELS, Belgium: The global community is being urged to take immediate action to slow the effects of climate change which, evidence shows, has over several years resulted in the development of significant catastrophic events across the world.

These consequences of climate change are especially concerning to the more vulnerable regions such as the Caribbean as its impact continues to worsen.

“Without that kind of action over the next two decades, our future is very much in jeopardy,” said Dr Michelle Mycoo, professor of urban and regional planning at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, who was speaking at the recently concluded EU-Latin America and the Caribbean Forum – Partners in Change: Youth, Civil Society and Local Authorities, which was held from July 13-14.

Continuing her presentation, which focused on projections indicating that climate change will destroy the Caribbean and, more specifically, small island developing states (SIDS), Mycoo stated that, if a change is not made, the ripple effects of climate change would result in many islands becoming uninhabitable.

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