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Caribbean nations beaches disappearing because o rising sea level and recurring storms

Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 07:35 UTC
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The World Bank says due to rising sea levels and recurring storms, the beaches in most Caribbean nations have started to disappear. In a new report, the Washington-based financial institution said, in some areas of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for instance, an estimated 18-30 meters of beach have been lost over the last nine years. Read full article


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  • Briton

    And who will get the blame for all this

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    If you make your home at the edge of the sea then you must not be surprised when any sea activity at all washes you away.

    With flat beaches up to the edge of forests just a few millimetres is all that is required to 'lose' this amount of beach.

    Quite what the do-gooders are going to do other than kick the arses of these “poor” people further inland I don't know. Do a Cnut?

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. It doesn't matter. Argieland cares nothing for the environment unless it's politically expedient. Who helps the Caribbean? The UK and the US. What does argieland do? Squat. It occasionally rushes out an “aid mission”. That does nothing. Largely because argies are doing what they do best. Cowering. Argieland has to be destroyed.

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Apparently if I turn down my aircon a couple of notches and don't eat meat on weekends these beaches will all be saved - hurrah!

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Tough luck.

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bisley

    Sounds like more politically-driven nonsense. Nothing in nature is static; sea level is always rising, or falling, but at a rate that probably won't be noticeable for a century. As a result of storms, currents, etc., water tends to move sand about; beaches erode in some places and build up in others.

    The power-mad morons in government, and their co-conspirators in the news and education industries, are trying to convince the public that natural phenomena are the result of human action, so that they can tax and regulate us at an even more intolerable level.

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    A vey good point.

    Sep 11th, 2014 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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