Rising Sea Levels in Petite Martinique

Residents of Petite Martinique have called on the government for assistance in protecting a section of the island that appears to be quickly disappearing into the sea. Officials are now studying a proposal by a couple of experts who visited the section of the island, where Petite Martinique’s only playing field is located. Residents of the area claim that almost 20 feet of land were lost in the past four months.

An observation of the area was undertaken Tuesday (December 8th 2009) by minister for Carriacou & Petite Martinique affairs, Senator George Prime. He was accompanied by ministry of works advisor Juan Carlos Perez, a specialist in sea and harbor protection, and Anthony Appiah – an officer with the commonwealth fund for Technical Corporation. Mr. Perez and Mr. Appiah noted that the sea water level appears to be rising, saying it’s an example of the effects of climate change. In order to mitigate the problem in the short term, they advised that a concrete break-away system be built.

For the original report go to http://www.klassicgrenada.com/index.pl/article?id=16700595

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