Running Head: CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CARIBBEAN
Climate can be defined as the long term atmospheric conditions which focus on atmospheric characteristics such as temperature, pressure, wind, precipitation and humidity (Rahil, 2005). Since the early days of recorded weather, the earth's climate has undergone change. Today, it is believed by many scientists, though not all, that the rapidity of alteration of our climate results from anthropogenic activities. Additionally they have observed that because of these activities we have to face very negative impacts within the Caribbean including increased frequency and intensity of hurricanes, flooding, loss of coastal lands and associated infrastructure due to sea rise, and extreme heating which negatively affects agriculture, still a main economic activity for many Caribbean states.