Jamaica Must Build Resilience in New Climate Era – Climate Scientist, Prof. Michael Taylor


Climate Scientist, Professor Michael Taylor, says Jamaica needs more resilient water infrastructure to respond to what he calls the new climate era, spawned by climate change.

He was speaking last evening at the Generation 2000, G2K’s Water Forum.

Professor Taylor says climate change is being manifested in hotter days, longer droughts, rising sea levels, and more intense storms.

Professor Taylor says stakeholders in the water sector must take notice.

He says Jamaica should implement infrastructure that is more resilient and more innovative.

Professor Michael Taylor, Climate Scientist, speaking last evening at Generation 2000, G2K’s Water Forum at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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