Caymanians concern local weather change will affect their lives

Cayman News Service


(CNS): The cost of living may be the most pressing issue facing the people of the Cayman Islands right now but climate change is also ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ important to the majority of people who took part in a recent government survey on the topic. Of the 1,085 people who answered all the questions, 80% said they were concerned that climate change will impact them personally at some point in their lives. More than a quarter said over-development is Cayman’s most pressing problem.

The survey was facilitated by the Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency to evaluate and measure local climate change knowledge, attitudes and practices as part of the ongoing national Climate Change Risk Assessment. The anonymous digital survey was open for four weeks and 1,085 people took part; about three-quarters of them were Caymanian or permanent residents. According to the report, 924 respondents answered every question in each section.

The results showed that…