Saturday, September 5, 2009

Caribbean countries at risk from rising seas

By Sherrt Vanwey,
Thursday 3rd September 2009
Caymanian Compass

New reports predicting a 3 to 4 feet increase in the global mean sea level by the end of the century is causing increasing concern in the Caribbean.

For countries like the Cayman Islands that already face flooding in some areas during heavy rainfall, Nick Robson, founder of the Cayman Institute, an independent think tank addressing climate change, said rising sea levels coupled with more intense hurricanes, and increased wave action equals full story.

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