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Humanity’s vocation to caring for the environment

A photograph of the recent oil spill on the west coast of Trinidad. Source:

By Gabriel Yao Nyamah

A few weeks ago the Caribbean region experienced the ravages of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Islands such as Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Turks and Caicos, and Puerto Rico, to name a few, are still grappling with the aftermath of these major hurricanes. Countless lives, both human and animal were lost; infrastructure was badly damaged.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica rightly pointed out in his address to the UN General Assembly on September 23 that “to deny climate change is to deny a truth we have just lived”. He called on all nations to join hands to save the planet. This call stems from the recognition of the contribution of humans to the destruction of the planet. Failure in this responsibility leads to irresponsible treatment (pollution of the land, air and ocean) of our environment which eventually results in negative consequences.

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