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A COLLABORATIVE RESPONSE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES LINKED TO CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE CARIBBEAN
The Caribbean is known for its seductive charm which draws persons from the world over to bask in its brilliant sunshine, swim in its tranquil beaches, trek through its evergreen forests. But the constancy of the features of this tropical paradise also masks the region’s vulnerability to climate change and the impact of climactic conditions which already are occurring.
As it is geographically a part of the larger Caribbean, the United States Virgin Islands is poised to be affected by those climactic changes that will affect the region in the 21st Century. Of particular interest are the public health challenges that are expected to arise from changes in climate ... [Read the full story]
THE REAL, STRAIGHT FACTS FROM THE LEADING AUTHORITIES
Caribbean residents can already see the impacts of climate change as evidenced by intense hurricanes, droughts and floods. But they most likely are unaware of what lays in store for the region as natural and human activities impact the natural environment and bring changes in climate worldwide.
The reality is that the landscape of the Caribbean will change rapidly in the 21st Century ... [Read the full story]
Your Health Risk
SOME SPECIFIC THREATS TO YOUR WELL BEING AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
Of the several specific threats to your health there are two that are immediate dangers. Dengue Fever and Ciguatera.
It will behoove each person to know as much as they can about these dreaded illnesses which are predicted to be major threats in the coming decades of the 21st Century ... [Read the full story]