It will not happen overnight, but the gradual warming, the more present possibility of erratic weather patterns, periods of drought, will wreck our tourism industry. Our changing climate patterns are causing severe threats to Africa and
…Our major challenge of the future will be a diminishing water supply. Barbadians are some of, if not the most, unsystematic users of water in the world. We approach our water resources with a haphazard approach that is frightening and the average Barbadian pays absolutely no attention to the warnings that our water supply is dwindling.
We have no rivers and being surrounded by the sea offers no comfort. A parched Barbados will increase poverty to almost impossible levels, supplying our food needs will not be achieved by 4H ventures – noble as they may be – if we have no sustainable water sources to irrigate our fields and hills beyond recall. Our dependence on imported basics will create economic havoc on our borderline poor designated middle-class…..Herman Moll: The Island of Barbadoes. Divided into its Parishes ..., 1736, Wikimedia Commons