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Global Warming and Caribbean Power Companies by Nigel Franklyn

Global warming is exactly as the name says, Global. The Caribbean power companies especially contribute to this by using large amounts of fossil fuels to produce their electricity. Even so, their emissions on the global scale cannot rival those of the industrialized countries. In 2002 there was a report by The Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Global Climate Change Project. This project’s main objective was to find out how and what would be affected in the Caribbean islands and how would they be able to come up with ways to combat these inevitable problems.

Global warming will cause the following: linear increase in storms and hurricanes, changes in precipitation patterns, the loss of land from rising sea levels, negative impact on water sources and agriculture, coastal inundation, negative effects on tourism and that are just a small set of the factors that will be inevitably affected.

It is very alarming to see the drastic effect the global warming phenomena has on the small Caribbean region. Hopefully legislation and the correct funding will help to ease these very serious issues

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