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#1 Jun 26, 2017 4:15 pm

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Trump'sDecision ould Wipe Grenada Off the Map

http://www.caribbean360.com/news/presid … d-39491397


Important Caribbean environmental scientists  (like Dr. Valma Jessamy) must be taking notes on where the tiny little islands stand in the war against global warming. If big and powerful countries do not see the need to protect the earth from being ruin then our homes will be lost-- and all that flora and fauna as well.

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#2 Jun 26, 2017 4:29 pm

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Slightly alarmist, Grenada's not about to get "wiped off the map" - global warming or no global warming. Have you been to Greenz lately? The sea level could rise 5 feet and 99% of the island wouldn't be affected. Now, flat islands like Barbados, Anguilla and Antigua - they'll feel it.

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#3 Jun 26, 2017 4:32 pm

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Oh come on!  The most dire predictions are that sea levels will rise six feet by 2100.  That would be bad - especially for atoll type islands - but it sure as hell wouldn't wipe Grenada off the map.

Hell, if humanity didn't exist at all it would still rise some - maybe three feet - by 2100.  Sea levels have been rising naturally since the end of the last ice age.

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#4 Jun 26, 2017 4:36 pm

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Slightly alarmist

Grenada is, on average, substantially higher above sea level than Iowa and we are a thousand miles from the sea in any direction.  It is radically alarmist.

The lake surface on Grand Etang is higher than the highest point in all of Iowa.

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#5 Jun 26, 2017 7:35 pm

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New Historian wrote:

Slightly alarmist, Grenada's not about to get "wiped off the map" - global warming or no global warming. Have you been to Greenz lately? The sea level could rise 5 feet and 99% of the island wouldn't be affected. Now, flat islands like Barbados, Anguilla and Antigua - they'll feel it.

You forgot to mention Trinidad.  I think Trinidad is the island most in Danger, not of sinking, but they are loosing ah bunch of land to the sea,

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#6 Jun 26, 2017 7:36 pm

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Real Distwalker wrote:
New Historian wrote:

Slightly alarmist

Grenada is, on average, substantially higher above sea level than Iowa and we are a thousand miles from the sea in any direction.  It is radically alarmist.

The lake surface on Grand Etang is higher than the highest point in all of Iowa.


Well wha you expect from Kaiso.

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#7 Jun 27, 2017 6:46 am

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Calypso wrote:

http://www.caribbean360.com/news/presid … d-39491397


Important Caribbean environmental scientists  (like Dr. Valma Jessamy) must be taking notes on where the tiny little islands stand in the war against global warming. If big and powerful countries do not see the need to protect the earth from being ruin then our homes will be lost-- and all that flora and fauna as well.

WASHINGTON, USA, Monday June 26, 2017 – Acclaimed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking believes that Donald Trump has taken “the most serious and wrong decision on climate change this world has seen”, and top scientists agree, especially with respect to small island states like those in the Caribbean.

Call me crazy, but ah just doh believe in anything that man says. Ah leaving me comments right dey.

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#8 Jun 27, 2017 11:24 am

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True dat. Never mind global warming, is Jenny we need to watch out for!!

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#9 Jun 27, 2017 11:49 am

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https://watchers.news/2017/05/02/kick-e … -may-2017/

The National Geographic Channell featured Kick em Jenny about ah year ago.

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#10 Jun 28, 2017 12:10 pm

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Here is a link to a good study, "Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Grenada's Southwest Peninsula":

http://www.open.uwi.edu/sites/default/f … &Smith.htm

Some key findings from the study -- I was pleased to see that key authors of the study are Grenadians -- are listed below:

1. "The Beach Erosion results for Grand Anse suggests that between 55% and 75% of the beach would disappear for a 50 cm rise in sea level.

It must be noted that the estimated erosions are due solely to sea-level rise and do not include other naturally occurring coastal processes which would be important in determining eventual shoreline position.

If the combination of the present erosion rates and the impact of sea level rise are considered jointly, then the rate of disappearance of many of the beaches would be more dramatic."

2. "The vulnerability to a Category 2 storm surge combined with a 0.2-meter sea level rise resulting in waves of 8  12 ft and flooding of 5 ft, is summarized in Table 4.5. The table shows that there will be a number of adverse consequences at this site:"

3. "The study revealed that apart from the CPACC project and the Initial Communication project, there was no institution or organisation dealing specifically with issues of global climate change and sea level rise. Both of these projects are limited life projects, with very specific mandates.

It has been learnt that there were several attempts in the recent past to establish a broad base multi sectoral committee to deal with issues of the environment.

The Sustainable Development Council has been functioning as a clearinghouse to air issues of global climate change and sea level rise and other environmental related subjects. In fact, the Council is the official Steering Committee for the Convention on Biodiversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification. The Council can continue to function as a medium for discussion of environmental issues but there is a dire need for the establishment of a structured framework to continually address issues of sea level rise due to global climate change."

4. (The study's conclusion): "The Pilot Study shows that the Southwest Peninsula of Grenada is very vulnerable to the potential negative impacts of climate change induced sea level rise, with significant adverse implications for national development. It is important therefore that measures be initiated immediately to begin the process of adaptation to climate change."

Grenada needs to be prepared for the effects of climate change and sea-level rise!

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