Climate change a threat to Dominica – Dr. Kenneth Darroux

Minister for the Environment Kenneth Darroux

Minister for the Environment Dr. Kenneth Darroux has said Climate Change is a serious threat to Dominica and other developing countries.

Speaking at the official launch of the Million Hour Tree Planting Project on Monday he said climate change and other crises are challenging the ability of small island developing states such as Dominica to live sustainably.

“We are living in challenging times when the world is experiencing a financial recession like never before, the United Nations has recognized the special economic, social and environmental  vulnerabilities of small island developing states, such as ours,” he said.

According to Darroux the effects of climate change are already being felt in the Caribbean. “The phenomenon of climate change has been well documented by the United Nations and other institutions over the past decade,” he pointed out. “The Commonwealth of Dominica and other small island developing states can speak of our experiences with the increasing intensity of hurricanes, drought, floods, destruction to coastal areas and sea level rise. These have had severe impacts on our agriculture, tourism, water and physical and coastal infrastructure …this has also led to an increasingly high cost for adaptation, resulting in the diversion of funds which otherwise would have been used for new social and economic development.

He concluded that climate change has therefore become a major threat to the ability of developing countries such as Dominica  to achieve their millennium development goal.

The “Million Hour Tree Planting Project” is a new environment preservation program for Dominica which will see over 200,000 trees planted over a one-year period. The project is being coordinated by “Generation of Opportunities.”

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20 Comments

  1. Met Yo
    September 27, 2012

    mordiay…look pressure on Darroux…but allu do right. Mr. is a fake. After the show he put on the other day, staying away from parliament playing bad, then falling for the nice talk again…lol

  2. I Know better
    September 26, 2012

    There is surely a difference between Climate change and Climate variability……

  3. Gena
    September 26, 2012

    The worst mistake you ever made was to join kerrit and their band wagon. The people of your community suffering. Leave this party alone. You are a good man but with the wrong set. Dont forget you are warned

  4. jan t savan
    September 26, 2012

    you make a big vary in the house the other day,for what nuh garcon you do that?there is wide spread unemployment in your constituency especially among the youth.bay oil alone they have to depend on..once every three yrs you can harvest the crop.no wonder why the young men have to take to zaiid to ease their head.by the way where is the playing field nuh garcon you spend so much money on and not one yorker or no ball that has been bowled there yet..just thinking!!

    • true nah?
      September 26, 2012

      And you’re an IDIOT

  5. Observing
    September 26, 2012

    Kenneth stupesss….You forget where you came from. You have your peopl;e suffering and all Skerro doing is sending you to summit, sending you and travel…what is in for us?

  6. jan t savan
    September 26, 2012

    yeah..you there blinging and not fixing the geneva to delice road pple traveling on every day with every part of their vehicle shaking or breaking down..you there walking like a celebrity while the people of t savanne who vote for you sucking salt.

  7. Str8
    September 26, 2012

    We need to get out of The United Nations… The Rio -20 Brazil Summit revealed the United Nations Diabolical Agenda to Rule the world under theier agenda 21 Programme. Climate Change has been Proven a hoax by reputed scientists and it is part of the New World Order to govern the Planet.. We need to Reject The United Nations, UNESCO and all these other world Councils who has purposefully created this Global Financial Meltdown to bring this world under their rule….. So Mr. Darrox please stop being the Puppet of these grand masters and WAKE UP!

  8. J.J.John- Charles
    September 25, 2012

    Global warming is a hoax.Al Gore is a champion of this theory, even produced a movie showing how the sea is going to eat up all the land close to the sea shore, because of global warming.Yet, not to long ago he bought a house in California worth over us$8 million just by the beach.

    Climate change,global warming or say they are man made is a myth

  9. *
    September 25, 2012

    Stuppes…………………………………. Man go and take care of your constituency. You are such a dismal failure.!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. HEHE
    September 25, 2012

    WHO RUNNING THE PROJECT?

    • Anonymous
      September 25, 2012

      The project is being managed by an organization “Generation of Opportunities”…you need more information? Admin can answer the rest of the question

  11. sorry
    September 25, 2012

    Why you talking about climate change , the meeting on the environment you did not attend is Blackmoore who attended let him speak on this not you.

    • Nestyy
      September 25, 2012

      Are You Serious?????????????

      OMG only in Dominica

      • say what?
        September 25, 2012

        @ Nesty….

        I know right?

  12. Rastar-Marn
    September 25, 2012

    Garçon what you talking about nuh,,, The main proponent [Albert Gore] for the whole Global warming thing is in Hiding these days since his whole case was debunked,,,

    Where you coming out with your stats nuh Bro???

    Garçon check d data and the logical explanation(s) the main issue is since the Bottling of water and the entrapment of water in all them artificial containment facilities lead to an unbalance in the Natural order of things,,,

    Allyou need to start advocating for companies to stop d bottling of water!!!

  13. BBll
    September 25, 2012

    When you get the money come tell us. How much money has been applied for from the RIO 20 summit. What has come out from that trip to Brazil?
    How much money was applied for from this last trip? What projects were put forward for funds to be drawn down. Thats what we need to know.

  14. Nac Vibes
    September 25, 2012

    Oh brother, another quoting united nations climate change.
    Man cannot stop climate change because the climate has always been changing and always will.This is the control mechanism for rich powerful evil empires of the New World Order to force all to believe they have the answers, they have not.

    • Oh Please
      September 26, 2012

      Nac Vibes, check your facts!! Yes climate change does occur naturally, but science has proven that human induced global warming exists and that it is OUR actions that are changing the climate. Provide me with credible contrary evidence rather than just nah-saying.

    • Anonymous
      September 26, 2012

      Ignorance is bliss!!!!!!

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