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Drier times ahead


HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON in Jamaica

Drier times ahead

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DRY TIMES are predicted for Barbados and other regional countries due to climate change.

According to Dr Dale Rankine of the University of the West Indies Climate Studies group, Caribbean people will have to adapt and retool as predictions suggest the islands could get 40 per cent less rain and more periods of drought in the future.

“We are seeing predictions which suggest that we will have up to 40 per cent less in rainfall particularly in summer months and this will coincide with when we have our major rainfall,” Rankine told the DAILY NATION moments after addressing regional journalists at a Panos Caribbean/Frederich Ebert Stiftung-sponsored workshop for journalists on climate change in Jamaica.

When rainfail becomes more variable, it will become very difficult to predict, he stressed.

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