Caribbean faces a flood future | Columnist


High-tide flooding is set to become an every-other-day affair in coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the US by the year 2100. It will also fatally harm the countries of the Caribbean.

As the level of the sea continues to rise, conditions will be calamitous long before that 82-year period is reached. The resulting flooding will not be storm-related, it will occur simply because the level of the sea has risen above the level of land. When storms also strike, conditions will be even worse.

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