Discuss How Coastal Areas in Guyana Are Exposed to Disaster as a Result of Climate Change

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Discuss how Coastal Areas in Guyana are exposed to Disaster as a result of Climate Change Guyana is a very rich and gorgeous land; it has many lovely forests, a large amount of resources and a diverse culture, Guyana is also known as the land of many waters. Our country, Guyana is known for its seasonal rainfall, and is located six feet below sea level, as a result of high tides and heavy rainfalls; it could have major effects on some areas of the country. The Low Coastal Plain is the natural region nearest to the Atlantic Ocean. This natural region is at a high risk for flooding and being affected by climate change, because some areas of the natural region are lying as low as eight feet below the high tide marked. As such, due to Guyana being below sea level, it poses a serious problem for a disaster as a result of the change in climate. This beautiful country of Guyana, experiences two major rainfalls during the rainy season each year. The long rainy season last from April to August and the short rainy season last from November to January. In Guyana, close to about 80 percent of the country’s population resides on the Low Coastal Plain. The Low Coastal Plain is also a place to most of the country’s homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and other infrastructures. The Coastal Areas are exposed to disasters as a result of climate change, due to the Coastal Plain being located along the coastal line of Guyana and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, it makes it easier for the natural region to be flooded by the high tides and heavy rain fall when the climate is rainy. Flooding by weather change in the Low Coastal Plain can be detrimental to the country because, agriculture (one of Guyana’s chief economic activity) is carried out there, and so, if there is a long period of rainfall and the coastal area is flooded, then this can affect the

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