In hope of getting the plight as some of the world's smallest island to the top of the world leaders' agendas at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, Bermuda stressed its condition as one of the lowest lying countries which could be badly affected
Bermuda holidays’ climate change condition is worsening as global temperatures keep on rising. And as one of the lowest lying islands in the world, along with the Cook Islands and the Maldives, last week during the Copenhagen Change Summit held on 11th December 2009, Bermuda tried to persuade the world’s leaders to get their climate change plight on top of their agendas.
The news came at the same time as The Met Office released recent figures showing that each of the past six decades had been warmer than the previous one which is worrying for popular holiday destinations such as Bermuda holidays and Maldives holidays.
Dr Ewart Brown, the premier of the country met with other small island nations ahead of his visit to the summit last Friday.
The Copenhagen summit is tried to agree global action to prevent the temperature rising more than 2C above the pre-industrial average. However Bermuda holidays would need less than that to remain safe. Many low-lying small islands, including Bermuda, the Maldives and the Cook Islands, want the temperature rise to be capped at 1.5C because any increase above that level could result in sea levels rising more than a metre high – and thus engulfing them.
“We are going to highlight the special case of small island countries. – said Dr Ewart Brown when peaking exclusively to Breaking Travel News before the Copenhagen Summit had taken place.
“The big countries have the major burden and without there co-operation there will be no progress.
“We want to be there and remind them that our situation is one that must not go unseen.”- he added.
For the event, Dr Brown met with other island countries Pitcairn Island, St Helena and Ascension Island in London this week, ahead of his visit to Copenhagen. He also wanted to highlight two key issues: sea-water acidification and rising water levels.
Bermuda holidays recently had a coral assessment and even when there were no obvious signs of coral destruction found, the coasts on the other hand, have suffered a degree of erosion over the past few years, particularly after Hurricane Fabian passed in 2005.
Furthermore, the island was forced to construct a number of sea walls following the destruction and devastation that trailed behind the hurricane. Hopefully the new constructions will help safeguard Bermuda holidays against future natural disasters.
Dr Brown was also in the UK to promote tourism and Bermuda holidays which have suffered badly this year due to the global recession.