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CLIMATE CHANGE: Visualizing the Impact of Rising Sea Levels — by Country

VISUAL CAPITALIST: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/cp/sea-level-rises-2100-by-region/

June 24, 2022 – By  Florent Lavergne and  Carmen Ang

Visualizing the Impact of Rising Sea Levels, by Country

Climate change is already causing sea levels to rise across the globe. In the 20th century alone, it’s estimated that the mean global sea level rose by 11-16 cm.

How much will sea levels change in the coming years, and how will it affect our population?

In the below series of visualizations by Florent Lavergne, we can see how rising sea levels could impact countries in terms of flood risk by the year 2100.

These graphics use data from a 2019 study by Scott Kulp and Benjamin Strauss. Their study used CoastalDEM—a 3D graphics tool used to measure a population’s potential exposure to extreme coastal water levels—and examined rising sea levels under different levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Heavy rainfall floods Hinterland Communities once again

Several hinterland communities flooded once again —  2021 repeated

–- flooding streets, forcing residents to evacuate homes

Last year, these and other regions across Guyana suffered after the country recorded the highest amount of rainfall in decades.

Jun 23, 2022  – Kaieteur News – Scores have been forced to evacuate their homes as massive floods hit Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, Region 10, Mahdia, Region 8 and a number of communities along the Cuyuni River, Region Seven.

Flood Scenes from Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, Region 10

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ENERGY: Tidal Power: Could Anglesey’s tidal energy project drive a new energy revolution?

Experts say Wales has huge potential for generating renewable marine power, yet, so far, ambitious schemes have been ignored
South Stack lighthouse on Holy Island, north Wales: construction on the island’s tidal stream project has just begun. Photograph: Getty Images
Sun 24 Apr 2022 08.00 BST – The Guardian

On the stunning and craggy coastline of Holy Island in north Wales, work has started on a construction project to generate energy from one of the world’s greatest untapped energy resources: tidal power.            Continue reading

BOOK: GUYANA: Bush Flying: A Pilot’s Nightmare – By Dave Rohee

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THIS IS A TRUE AVIATION CHRONICLE AND ALMOST AN AIRCRAFT TRAGEDY, BARELY AVOIDED THROUGH A SERIES OF CHALLENGES TRIGGERED BY BAD WEATHER.
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The story is written by the pilot who survived this ordeal and lived to tell the tale. The location is the heavily forested Western region of Guyana, (originally British Guiana), and based on the gold mining that was such an essential part of life in the early 1950s and ’60s.    Continue reading

GUYANA: The 2022 Floods: Kwakwani and Region 9 – affected by floods – 2 reports

Families relocate as flood waters rise in Kwakwani

Kwakwani in Region Ten (Upper Demerara – Berbice) is once again flooded after days of heavy rainfall. Several families had to relocate while others chose to remain in the upper flats of their homes, the Neighbourhood Democratic Council Vice Chairman, Cort Simeon told the News Room on Wednesday May 25, 2022.

 

More than 130 Reg. 9 residents in four flood shelters

More than 130 residents of Region (Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo) are being housed in four shelters in various parts of Lethem as the region continues to grapple with flooding caused by heavy rainfall.

The flood water are rising rapidly.

GUYANA: The 2022 Floods: Lethem; other Rupununi areas severely flooded

EDITOR’s NOTE: The 2022 rainy season has now begun.  It usually starts in the interior regions and then moves towards the coastlands as the main rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Region 5 has already been affected and in the following weeks other coastal regions will feel the effects of the increased rainfall.
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Flood waters from steadily rising rivers in neighbouring Brazil on Monday forced more than 50 persons in Lethem, the capital of  Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), to evacuate their homes and seek refuge in now filled-to-capacity government shelters, a regional spokeswoman said.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Outcome Statement of the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo — May 19 to 21, 2022 

DPI Guyana – 21 May 2022

Caricom Headquarters
Georgetown. Guyana.

A representative group of CARICOM Heads of Government from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Montserrat and Trinidad and Tobago and other high-level representatives from The Bahamas, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and regional and international institutions met in Georgetown, Guyana at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre on May 19 and 20, 2022 as participants in the “Agri-Investment Forum and Expo: Investing in Vision 25 by 2025”, organised by the Government of Guyana in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat.

The Group took the opportunity of the important and timely Forum to discuss the current grave global situation of the shortages and high prices of imported food; the shortage and increased prices of fertilizers and other agricultural inputs; and the severe problems affecting transportation and supply.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Oil, Water, and Climate Change in the Guyana-Suriname Basin – By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith

Image: Waves batter a section of Guyana’s “Sea Wall” during a high-spring tide in 2019. Source: Loop News.

“Oil don’t ‘spoil!” So once declared Eric Williams, one-time long-standing Prime Minister of oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago. This assertion is undoubtedly true. But the distinguished scholar-statesman did not contemplate a circumstance where a dangerous mix of oil and water in the context of climate change dangers could spoil lives and livelihoods within the societies blessed with oil and gas resources.

Such is the situation with the two nations in the Guyana-Suriname Basin (GSB). Technically, the GSB includes the coastal plains of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and eastern Venezuela.[1] However, the focus here is on Guyana and Suriname, the Caribbean’s emerging petro-powers.          Continue reading

NEW YORK: Hundreds of excluded workers shut down Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges

Hundreds of excluded workers march for improve benefits on Brooklyn Bridge.
Hundreds of excluded workers and elected representatives came together on Tuesday March 08, in massive marches over the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges to raise the heat for an additional $3 billion for the Excluded Workers Fund in the State budget and a permanent program dubbed “Excluded No More” to provide compensation to workers who have lost a job or income and are ineligible for unemployment insurance.

Workers in helmets, vests, cleaning supplies and other work tools linked arms to shut down the bridges as the deadline approaches for the State Senate and Assembly to release their one-house budgets.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Hydro Project: Government’s GPL liable when Amaila Falls runs dry — Winston Brassington

The Amaila Falls during one of its dry spells in 2013

The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) in addition to agreeing to purchase all of the power to be delivered to Georgetown from the 156 megawatt (MW) Amaila Falls Hydro Electric Plant has also agreed to assume the hydrological risks involved in the project.

As such, it would mean that GPL would bear the incurred liability whenever the Amaila Falls runs dry or if the 23 square kilometres reservoir is unable to feed the hydro plant.

This is according to Project Head, Winston Brassington, when he provided an update on the project for stakeholders at the recently concluded Energy Conference and Expo, venued at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston.

Addressing the conference, Brassington told those in attendance, “like any large projects there is a lot of risk in these projects but most of these risk have been put to the developer.”            Continue reading

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