Climate change models show that sea levels will rise by 0.6 meters by the end of the century.
In terms of land loss due to flooding, the low-lying Bahamas would be the most affected country.
The region has either a tropical wet or a tropical savanna climate.
The relatively straight temperature lines show the temperature over the year.
Santiago de Cuba was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012.
11 Cubans were killed when a fierce storm hit the New York metropolitan area.
Most of the population lives near the Coral reefs, which are diverse and productive and can be used as nurseries for many marine species.
Changes in barriers to protect populated coastal zones are one of the concerns due to land loss and sea-level rise.
As the reefs rainfall patterns become more vulnerable, so too do the human and freshwater supplies, and increases in storm intensity-- populations that depend on the many benefits that the reefs especially hurricanes provide.
In the Caribbean, protecting the environment negatively affects tourism and thus the gross domestic income and preparing for the effects of climate change are negatives.
The region's economic livelihood was affected by some of the worst-case scenarios.
They are catastrophic.
The Caribbean's coral will be negatively affected by continued ocean temperature up the Small Island Development States that have increases.
The water resources, lower Green House Gas emissions, renew rimland, and protection of coastal reefs are all threatened by water pollution.
Mangroves are being used to reduce the risks associated with coral bleaching and die-off due to higher sea temperatures.
Keeping in line with the Paris Agreement.
It's hard to imagine a region in which the environment has changed so much.
Most of the island forests have been removed for agriculture or fuel, and soil erosion is a chronic problem.
Around the largest cities and industrial zones, coastal pollution is serious.
The forest cover of the rimland states is mostly intact and attracting the interest of environmentalists.
50 coastal communities will be supported by Caribbean nations.
Climate change is a long-term concern for the Caribbean region.
Due to its dependence on agriculture, the region has been preoccupied with other environmental issues.
Hispaniola has a serious environment but is also good for the economy.
The agricultural region is made room for the denuded hills.
The Caribbean was covered in tropical forests.
Electricity production declined and water European-owned plantations on the smaller islands of the supplies were degraded as a result of the clearing of the forests.
In the 17th century, deforestation of the eastern Caribbean and spread west was worsened by the use of poor Haitians on ward.
The island forests were removed to make charcoal.
Less than 3 room for sugarcane, but also to provide the fuel necessary percent of Haiti remains forest to turn the cane juice into sugar and the lumber for hous.
Almost one-third of the land is still forested.
The Dominican Republic's 40 percent of forested land was cleared to make way for European settlers.
More than half of Puerto Rico has been exposed.
The decline in agricultural production overall has several harvests, a situation that led to two distinct land-use allowed forests to recover.
On the larger islands of Cuba and Hispaniola, there were always new lands on the eastern side of the island.
Efforts to conserve soil and maintain fertility were labor intensive on the smaller islands where the island's biological div land was limited.
In either case, the island forests were replaced by the country of Trinidad and Tobago, which exports oil and liq by a landscape devoted to crops for world markets.
The region has some oil refineries that process crude oil and the people of Haiti are peasants who work on small hillside plots.
As the population grew, dependence on foreign energy and more land was sought.
The small economies of this region were forced to divide their plots into smaller units because of volatile oil pricing.
The interest in renewable energy was exposed when the rains came.
Wind energy washed away mountain soils.
The Caribbean economy has long depended on it.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, healthy forest cover supports a diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles, and plants.
The public is aware of the negative consequences of deforestation.
In the 1980's villagers in Bermudian Landing established a community-run sanctuary for black howler monkeys.
The villagers banded together to protect the habitat for the monkeys.
More could be done to protect the territorial waters surrounding the Caribbean nations.
Over a dozen marine reserves and national parks have been created along its barrier reef and outer atolls.
A large coastal wildlife sanctuary has been created to protect mangrove swamps.