Met Officer Farrah Rocque-Carriere says global warming and climate change are posing threats to Dominica. She made that statement in the course of a Keynote address at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Dominica Association of Teachers, which was held at the St Alphonsus Parish Hall in Goodwill on Wednesday.
According to her, climate change and global warming have multidimensional impacts and affects individuals in the communities and schools.
She revealed that “At the Canefield Station, 2014 and 2015 were two consecutive years of below average rainfall,” she said. “At the Douglas-Charles 2015 was the driest year on record for the period 1974- 2015. In 2015 Canefield average temperature was 0.4 degrees Celsius above the 30-year mean. For Douglas-Charles it was 0.3 degrees Celsius above the 30-year mean.” Canefield daily maximum temperature last year was 35.5 degrees Celsius and that occurred on October 4th and 5th.
She said Canefield daily maximum temperature last year was 35.5 degrees Celsius and that occurred on October 4th and 5th.
She stated further that global warming isn’t a prediction anymore but is actually happening.
“Being the exceptionally vulnerable island the present situation demands from us a two crown approach, we must both mitigate and adapt if we have to combat global warming and its effects, but we must first inform ourselves,” she explained.
She encouraged the public to reduce, reuse and recycle in order to combat global warming and climate change.
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