The annual Arctic Report Card is out, and the grades aren’t good. According to the report, Arctic temperatures are rising again after a year of relatively slow warming in 2009. This increase in temperature is a great cause for concern as atmospheric scientists attribute the melting of Arctic ice caps and glaciers as a cause of the severe storms that hit the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States earlier this year.
The Dominican Republic, located in the Caribbean, is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its geographic location and heavy dependence on agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The country is also prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, which are becoming more frequent and