Minister Habet Stresses Climate Resilience Amid Wildfire Crisis

Minister Habet Stresses Climate Resilience Amid Wildfire Crisis

While the Forest Department was able to bring the fires out west under control, the situation highlights the need to brace for the impacts of climate change. The fires were exacerbated by the hot and arid weather’s conditions that have been fueled by rising temperatures. As the world becomes increasingly warmer, countries like Belize will continue to bear the brunt of its effects. Yesterday, we asked Minister of Sustainable Development and Climate Change Orlando Habet to weigh in on Belize’s plan to become more climate resilient.

According to data from the World Bank, the frequency of hot days and hot nights has increased by 67 days per year, respectively, between 1960 and 2003

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