Coronavirus underscores small islands’ climate vulnerability
Coronavirus is an extra setback for island states already suffering from climate change and storms such as Cyclone Harold and Hurricane Dorian. They are also preparing for the next season… What are the implications for the efficacy of coronavirus measures as well as for the economic resources available to respond to the pandemic?
This blog post by Adelle Thomas, Climate Analytics Senior Caribbean Research Associate and CONSTRAIN Stakeholder Committee Member, explains how these compound risks underscore the extreme vulnerability of SIDS, and the need for an international response that helps us all to avoid dangerous climate change.
Hurricane Dorian damage in the Bahamas ©Coast Guard News