Guyana struggles with rising seas

Poor Latin American nation battles to keep Atlantic out of its populated coastal areas.

    " /> ">


    The low-lying Caribbean nation of Guyana is on the frontline in the battle against rising seas.

    The majority of Guyana's population lives on its coastline, which is below sea level and heavy rainfall often makes things much worse.

    Now this poor nation spends up to $6m a year - money it can ill afford - building up damaged sea walls, maintaining sluice gates which close when the tide is high and purchasing new equipment to pump the water back out to sea when the tide is low.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Georgetown.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.