Episode
September 12, 2013

Climate change in the Caribbean

We discuss how climate change is affecting the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
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Local couple on a sandy beach near pigeon point on October 21, 2012 in Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago. (EYESWIDEOPEN/GETTY)

How do you explain a shortage of water in the Caribbean? Due to extreme weather events driven by climate change, many island nations including Trinidad and Tobago now find their clean water supplies, farmland and tourism industries threatened. The Stream examines how the people of Trinidad and Tobago are dealing with the effects of global warming.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Roger Pulwarty @NOAA 
Climate impacts scientist
 
Marc De Verteuil @PapaBoisConserv
Founder, Papa Bois Conservation 
 
Kemba Jaramogi @FACRP 
Technical director, Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project

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