13 July 2012, St John’s Antigua – Barbuda is already in a full-fledged drought, according to marine biologist John Mussington.
He has said that there has been far less rainfall on the sister isle than on the mainland.
Climatologist Dale Destin of the Meteorological Office has said that conditions are likely to worsen in the two-island state over the next three months.
Mussington was among panelists on Friday’s Voice of the People programme on Observer Media for a discussion on climate change.
He took issue with authority’s failure to prepare for the effects of devastating changes in temperature and sea level rise among other issues.
Meantime, Dr Brain Cooper, who operates the Environment Unit at the National Parks Authority, believes more residences should be built on hillsides to avoid using agricultural lands for housing.
He says the country should also look at using land more efficiently by constructing multi-storey buildings.
As it relates to alternative energy, Dr Cooper says Antigua & Barbuda and other regional states have moved too slowly to adapt.
Dr Brain Cooper who operates the Environment Unit at the National Parks Authority…