Climate change would cause 14 Cuban settlements to disappear by 2050

Jul 16, 2020

by OnCuba Staff

A study on climate change carried out by Cuban scientists estimates that at least 14 human settlements would disappear by 2050 in Cuba, while another 100 would suffer partial damages.

Scientific research indicates that rising sea levels could cause the disappearance of more than 14,100 homes located in coastal communities, which would imply the displacement of around 41,300 people in the next 30 years.

The urgent need to forecast the impacts of inland sea penetrations more accurately led a group of specialists from the central and eastern region of Cuba to create the “Metodología para el estudio climático de las inundaciones costeras en Cuba. Aplicación en la costa norte de la región central y orientales” (Methodology for the climatic study of coastal floods in Cuba. Application in the north coast of the central and eastern region), published in the Revista Cubana de Meteorología.

For the study, the scientists used data compiled by the island’s meteorological stations of coastal areas, located in Cayo Coco, Cabo Lucrecia (Holguín) and Punta de Maisí (Guantánamo), according to MSc. Orlando Córdova, quoted by the newspaper Invasor.

Other instruments used in the methodology were the synoptic maps of the surface level and General Weather Conditions of the Cuban Institute of Meteorology, and the database on tropical cyclones of the United States National Hurricane Center, located in Miami.

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