The Caribbean and its 44 million people could be facing their biggest crisis to date as extreme weather delivers a double whammy to tourism and the region’s ability to feed itself.
There and elsewhere across the Caribbean, as tourism-dependent island nations cope with record-breaking storms and rising sea levels blamed on global warming.
The region is devising savvy ways to diversify islands economies and boost food security.
Another taste of pain came this month as Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the northern Bahamas.
“Climate change has affected everything. How we eat, how we build, how we live our day-to-day lives,” said Kendra Beazer of the Barbuda Council, which runs the internal affairs of the island, part of Antigua and Barbuda.