March 4, 2016

Climate Change and Infrastructure

Climate change is underway at greater than 95% certainty and recent analysis suggest changes in extreme precipita@on and other climate variables. Damages sustained by excep@onal events cost upwards of JMD 5 billion. An analysis of the areas projected to have experienced 2 to 12% increase in extreme rainfall intensi@es suggests at over 5,000 kilometers of Jamaica’s roads could be suscep@ble to climate change.

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