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

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.