Cuba’s Big Threat: Rising Sea Level

HAVANA TIMES, June 18 – The rising sea level caused by climate change is the principal environmental threat facing Cuba today, affirmed First Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment Fernando Gonzalez Bermúdez at the 8th International Congress on Disasters, being held in the island’s capital.

According to Gonzalez, Cuba’s current environmental strategy “prioritizes soil degradation, the effects on forestry coverage, contamination, the loss of biological diversity and lack of water,” reported IPS.