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Corozal Coalition to Combat Climate Change]

Talk on Climate Change at St. Paul's Anglican School 14 Nov 2010

This talk was about what climate change means for you. The planet has just experienced the warmest decade ever recorded. Heat, fires, flood and storms are increasing and sea levels are rising steadily. Chances are very high that these changes will continue for some time to come.

Presenters were: Tim Smith, who has been instrumental in attempting to restore mangrove to the Belize coastline, including Corozal, helping with mangrove plantings and giving presentations on their value to Corozal Town groups and schools. And Ramon Frutos, former Chief Meteorologist for the Belize National Meteorological Service, Retired, now Independent Consultant on Climate and Water Resources Management.

After the presentations, there was a question and answer session.

The talk wasg sponsored by Brooksmith Consulting, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and Corozal Coalition to Combat Climate Change.

Topics included how climate change is expected to affect Belizean fisheries, coastal development, and agriculture. Participants learned about resilience, adaptation, and more.

There is a lot of information on climate change on the web, and some sites are helpful in providing some summaries of the talk. Here is a quote from one site:

Here's the answer on one site to the question "How can scientists tell that climate change is due to greenhouse gases, rather than part of a natural climate cycle?" In summary, they say that things that have happened in the first 50 years of the last century could be due to natural causes, but "Scientists have concluded that most of the global warming of the last 50 years is due to human activities."

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