Video: Guyana: COAST LAND Sea Walls Failing – A REEL Guyana Documentary

Video: Guyana: COAST LAND – A REEL Guyana Documentary

Coast Land is a Guyanese documentary that speaks to the vulnerability of the country’s coastal region which is the home to the majority of the population. It examines the effects of rising sea levels and cyclical erosion which results in massive overtopping and disruption of livelihoods.

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  • kamtanblog  On June 8, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Have been preaching for decades

    Move capital city GT to higher ground further up
    Demerara river nearer CJ international airport.

    GT then becomes the Venice of carribean/latinoland.

    Brazil moved its capital city into middle of country “Brazillia” was born !

    Common sense approach with decisive government way forward.
    Invite Brazil to discussions/decisions.

    Kamtan

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On June 8, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    I don’t know what other signs the Guyana government need for relocation of the capital.

  • wally n  On June 8, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Don’t think that might be necessary. Out the torches, for a second, please. More practical solution might be to give back some of the beach to the sea. Maybe moving the wall back hundred to hundred and fifty yards. Government then compensates owners affected, many countries re directed the flow of major lakes and rivers, I remember the ferry landing in Georgetown would stay some where between fifteen/twenty feet at low tide. Encroaching on river and lake banks is a major problem, obvious I am a non believer in “Climate Change” I am more of a weather change guy.
    If it is feasible, it should be investigated, the horrendous cost of “moving the capital” might be frightening….even to new oil sheiks…

  • Fred Carr  On June 9, 2020 at 1:13 am

    I concur with Kamtan; your view to where the capital should be moved and reference to Brasilia exactly mirrors what I wrote to two friends one month ago(not suggesting you copied my idea, just that our thoughts processes are the same). Moving the wall back 150 yards is only a stop gap action as the rise of the water will continue relentlessly. A decision needs to be made NOW on the move and it can be done gradually starting with a few Govt. offices and living accommodation provided off the road that leads to Linden. Land grants could also encourage individuals to relocate. This decision requires courage and the willingness to look beyond the lifespans of many of the decision makers as was the case with Brasilia.
    As for the salt water damaging crops in particular rice; both the Italians and Chinese have developed strains of rice that can grow in salt water and the Agriculture Dept. should be looking into obtaining such seeds for sale/distribution to farmers who are planting in the bowl area where sea water is constantly flowing in at moderate and high tide. I also wish to complement the Arjoons’ and others for the good research work and the their input in the documentary.

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