Local July 1, 2022 | 4:29 pm

The wrath of climate change is reaching the country

The Dominican Republic does not compare in magnitude with large and industrialized countries in the emission of greenhouse gases that lead nature to extreme cycles of rain and drought and cause irreparable and increasing damage to the planet’s resources essential for the balance of life.

Despite the small contribution to the global calamity, due to its island condition, the country feels firsthand the rise in sea level and the fury of the waves associated with climate change with predictable and growing damage to the tourism industry, the pillar of the economy that has become more important in recent times.

Mr. Max Puig, vice president of the national body that monitors inclement weather and draws up strategies to deal with and mitigate it, attests that intense erosion of beaches and highways is already taking place on the Atlantic coast, effects associated with climate change.

Even though it is in a lower category in terms of environmental aggression, the Dominican Republic is committed to the concert of nations to move away from harmful uses, a goal that is in danger because electricity generation is still closely linked to fossil fuels, including the worst of all, which is coal a costly replacement.

It is reaffirmed that directing a massive investment in generators based on that material, universally objected to at the time, was a serious mistake.

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Felix Arroyo
July 1, 2022 7:28 pm

The countries in the northern hemisphere has enjoyed their wealth since the 1860 (when steam engines ruled the world). Now, third world countries have been told you can’t have a middle class or enjoy the wealth others had because you are too late to it since the accumulated waste and trash from the northern countries has changed the climate. We should demand the northern countries to fix the problem and to compensate the third world country for denying them the right to live the rich status the northern countries lived.

July 2, 2022 10:18 am
Reply to  Felix Arroyo

Agree 100%! Why must the rest of us pay the price for their gluttony?! Screw them. DR should learn to align itself with partners who will help it, not bleed it like a leech. And DR should NEVER give up its agriculture based on the lies the northern countries tell it. To feed oneself will be the most important thing in the future…DR should maintain its independence in this basic thing.