As a small island nation in the Caribbean, the Bahamas has the most extensive natural disaster history in the world.
In fact, it has suffered so many major disasters that it is now considered one of the world’s most isolated nations.
However, a new book, titled “Struggling With Climate Change: The Bahamas and the World’s Most Indestructible People”, is highlighting some of the challenges that have shaped the country’s recovery from the worst climate crisis in human history.
A decade after Hurricane Irma, the country has been forced to spend millions of dollars to recover from the devastating storm, with an estimated loss of around $1.5bn.
The Bahamas has struggled to cope with climate extremes that have seen the island lose water, crop yields and other important resources.
Many of these challenges have been exacerbated by the climate change that has occurred in the last decade.
The book is published by the University of South Florida (USF) and is due to be released in April.
Here’s what you need to know about the book: ‘I’m not prepared’ When Hurricane Irma hit the Bahamas in 2017, the island was struggling to survive.
It had lost water and crop yields, and many areas had already experienced flooding.
Some were already in the path of Irma.
In the Bahamas, some of these problems were exacerbated by climate change.
“The flooding was already the worst,” says Mark Breen, a USF senior fellow who wrote the book.
“People had already been through floods before Irma, and now there was this additional storm surge that was going to be worse.
So there was a lot of uncertainty about how long it would take to get back to normal, and it was a very long process.”
The island was also already suffering from the effects of climate change, with a high rate of sea level rise and rising sea levels.
That increased the pressure on infrastructure.
It was a difficult time to be a small country with only one city, and the weather was even worse than it was in 2017.
“We were not prepared for it, and I think that’s why the island is still struggling with it.” “
I don’t think that there’s any doubt that this was the first climate catastrophe on the island,” he said.
“We were not prepared for it, and I think that’s why the island is still struggling with it.”
Brienne Broussard, a senior lecturer in political science at USF, said the island has struggled with climate extreme events before.
“As a small and isolated island nation, the majority of our climate-related impacts are in the tropical and subtropical areas,” she said.
Brousard said the islands unique mix of tropical rainfall, dry winters and high rainfall are also part of the problem.
“Our tropical climate, where we get about two-thirds of our rainfall in the year, and then a third of it in the summer months, is very different to most of the Caribbean and other parts of the southern hemisphere,” she explained.
“This is partly because of our landmass, which is very thin and therefore has a lot more water that can be carried by the wind.”
She said that as a result, climate extremes are becoming more frequent.
“In the summer of 2018, for example, the average amount of rainfall that we got was two to three inches.
That was one of those days that was just like a hurricane,” Brouses said.
The island’s water shortage and the severe heat are the major drivers of climate extremes, but the climate impacts are also partly caused by changes in land use.
Brienes said the lack of natural resources also played a role in the island’s resilience.
“One of the key ways that the island responds to climate extremes is through its agriculture,” she added.
“So our main source of food is land.
The other major resource that we rely on, for agriculture, is water.
“And if we have a drought, then you don’t really have any water, and you can’t make crops grow.” “
This is a key part of why the islands climate is so vulnerable to climate change Brouys work with the USF Tropical Agricultural Research Centre (TARC) on climate change and agriculture. “
And if we have a drought, then you don’t really have any water, and you can’t make crops grow.”
This is a key part of why the islands climate is so vulnerable to climate change Brouys work with the USF Tropical Agricultural Research Centre (TARC) on climate change and agriculture.
“TARC is a global partnership that is working to develop solutions to climate-change impacts in tropical agriculture, from the impacts of climate-induced flooding, to climate changes in crop yields,” Breen explained.
He said the research centre is a national partnership that aims to improve the health and sustainability of tropical agriculture through the development of technologies that can adapt to climate variability.
He also noted that the government is working with other countries to better understand how