“Make climate change more important to individuals”

| 22/02/2011

(Caribbean News Now): A leading coastal zone management official in Barbados has underscored the need to make climate change more "important" to Barbadians at the individual level. According to director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Dr Leo Brewster, while as a small island Barbados has always recognised that climate change is real, the country now has to become more assertive in dealing with it. "Everybody knows about the polar bears, the ice caps, rising sea levels and the potential impact on the area, but because we don’t actually experience it to the extent of the Maldives and the South Pacific, where there is clear evidence that the islands are shifting, it doesn’t mean that it is not happening to us," he cautioned.

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  1. PB says:

    What rubbish!  Oceans have not risen, which defies the whole global warming myth.

    Global warming and the hype is all about taxes, and how governments can take more money and power away from people. There are as many scientists on the opposing side as are on the pro side of the debate – but what we see is governments proposing higher taxes to force people off carbon and onto bicycles. Oil is over $100 a barrel, yet people are suffering world wide, food prices are escalating, yet people keep driving – because they must.

    I’d like to see responsible government choose to deal with any consequence of warming, if it is true, rather than keep beating us up over it. It is a natural occurrence and is best dealt with by planning, not taxing.