Sep 5, 2019

Hurricane Dorian: 'We're at the frontline of climate change but we don't cause it', says Barbados PM – as it happened

Marsh Harbour
The Bahamas
by
Amanda Holpuch
,
The Guardian
Residents pass damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images
Residents pass damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images
  • NGOs providing care to the hard hit Abaco Islands in the Bahamas described devastating scenes of hundreds, if not thousands of people, waiting to get basic necessities and medical care.

  • Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados is part of the delegation and took a minute to talk to the Guardian about her thoughts on hurricane Dorian’s links to the climate crisis. She did not pull her punches. “We are on the front line of the consequences of climate change but we don’t cause it,” she said.