For many residents of the Caribbean and Florida the worst part of Hurricane Irma started after the storm passed and since these storms will become more frequent it is critical to make sure that coastal regions are resilient enough to survive them.
While some say that the rise in powerful storms such as hurricane Harvey and Irma may not be related to climate change, it is time to take action just in case.
In the months since Donald Trump became President of the United States he has made political moves against taking action on climate change but any changes will take time and the word is moving on in any case.
Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris accord on climate change appears to be due to a calculated bet that his narrow electoral base will allow him to continue after 2018.
Climate change is already having an enormous impact on the agricultural sector and the world will need to dedicate huge amounts of money, time and energy for adaptation and mitigation over the next 20-30 years.