Global Warming can make Barbados a New Atlantis, do we grow gills? The former East Coast hotel of same name would be a genuine oddity!
Rain has been not doing what it usually does in the last few years, this has played havoc with Polo, a staple of Barbados’ tourism diet apart from Crop Over among other ingredients. Now Discovery Channel’s online service is not only giving a reason for the abzocky season, they add soon Bajans may need to grow gills?
‘It’s not just faraway islands that Americans had never heard of before climate change started being talked about. Host of the Barbados Conference that focused on this issue back in 1994, Barbados is another of the small island nations at risk. According to UNESCO: “With populations, agricultural lands and infrastructures tending to be concentrated in the coastal zone, any rise in sea-level will have significant and profound effects on settlements, living conditions and island economies. The very survival of certain low-lying countries is threatened.”‘
But the Government of the day wants to push a smoking ban down our throat instead of looking at what the island can do to literally keep its collective head above water?