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Climate Change and Tourism Features in the Caribbean

Moore, Winston and Lewis-Bynoe, Denny and Howard, Stacia (2009): Climate Change and Tourism Features in the Caribbean.

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Abstract

The tourist industry is widely recognised as the key engine of growth in the Caribbean, representing a significant source of foreign exchange earnings and employment. The present study provides an assessment of how climate change could likely impact on regional tourism features. The analysis is undertaken by comparing historical tourism climatic indices to those obtained under the various climate change scenarios. The results suggest that the biggest losers, in terms of deteriorations in their climatic features, are likely to be the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

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