Dire predictions for Jamaica’s climate in the next 40 years.

Jamaica’s State of Climate report 2015, commissioned by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, was released last week.

PIOJ Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, says the predictions include higher temperatures and increasingly dry weather by the year 2030.

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The report also suggests hurricanes will continue to grow in frequency and intensity by the year 2050.

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Dr. Henry says Jamaicans must continue to push for stronger climate change resilience both locally and on the international level.