Who needs Guyana anyway?

Why is our project setting up now?  Quite simply because sea level rise is happening.  Now.  In fact it’s accelerating.  Sea level rise is currently threatening communities in Gambia and Belize.  Climate change refugees in Ghana have been evacuated from low lying areas after storms flattened coastal slums, whilst 80% of the population of Guyana is now at risk if there is a 1m rise in sea level.  Coastal ecosystems are also being devastated in Guinea Bissau as salinisation of estuaries and deltas destroys vegetation and marine life.  And yet there has been little media coverage of this.

“11 of the world’s 15 largest cities are on coastal plains or estuaries” – Greenpeace

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