“June too soon, July stand by, August come it must, September remember, October all over” says a Caribbean rhyme where hurricanes are so common that generations of islanders have passed-along the poem.
Drawing upon the practical experience of these islanders and the latest academic thinking, Emma Tompkins and colleagues from the UK’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia have written a guidebook to help the islands of the UK Overseas Territories and other regions prepare for the impacts of hurricanes, storms and sea level rise - predicted to change as global warming further influences the climate.
“While media networks made Hurricanes Katrina and Rita seem like a new phenomenon for 2005, the small islands of the Caribbean are hit each year and every year. I hope that other islands and regions can learn from the lessons and approaches that we have put into the guidebook.” said Dr Emma Tompkins who led the book and the research behind it.
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