Climate change could wipe out Caribbean resorts

| 01/12/2010

(Independent): Rising sea levels caused by climate change are set to cause damage of billions of dollars to the islands states of the Caribbean by the middle of the century, including wiping out more than 300 premium tourist resorts, a remarkable new report suggested yesterday. Airports, power plants, roads and agricultural land in low-lying areas, as well as prime tourist locations on islands from Bermuda to Barbados, and from St Kitts and Nevis to St Vincent and the Grenadines, will be all be lost or severely damaged, with dire implications for national economies and for the welfare of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people, according to the report.

Released yesterday at the UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, the report paints an astonishing picture of West Indies-wide devastation caused in thedecades to come by rising seas. Sea levels mount in association with global warming because warming water expands in volume, and melting ice from land-based ice sheets and glaciers adds to the rise.

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  1. Brac Errr! says:

    All the more reason to chose Cayman Brac! That’s why I am here. Good safe place to be.

    De Bluff is nice an’ high an’ dry. Probably for centuries to come. After Seven Mile Beach is all underwater, I will still be ohh-kayyy.

    (Maybe the Bluff is wey dey should put de new cruise ship terminal, nah?)

    Hey, Mr. Dart, sounds like your city in the swamps may be in the wrong place, eh! But think of it this way, in decades to come the Brac will have its underwater City of Atlantis and Grand Cayman will have a huge underwater attraction called "Caymana Bay"!

    Attention Dr. Shetty, if you like the idea of your hospital being over 100 feet above sea level, you really should reconsider your location! I would sure hate to see your patients being carried in the halls of your hospital using canoes for gurneys!

    • Anonymous says:

      What a load of hog wash. You listening to too much of that bore Al Gore!