Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cyclones Pose New Risks to Mauritius

Gone are the days when an intense cyclone like Claudette would shrink our GDP by about 8%. That's because four decades later sugar weighs about nineteen times less in our economy. The risk now is being visited by a series of cyclones in a much shorter period of time. We will have a lot more flooding so we need to prepare for this with drains that are not built to accommodate the rainwater of one large cyclone in a month but like three of different sizes in three weeks or less. Contingency plans will therefore have to be carefully updated. So should our relationship with fellow creatures.

2 comments:

akagugo said...

Let this sink in and realise how many sustainanle solutions have been devised from ground up, and are working. No, not you Nando and Ivan, keep sleeping...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

We should have a team of our young and unemployed graduates sift through this reports and come up with an action plan that we can implement immediately.