What it’s like to run a country that could be destroyed by climate change

The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda on the lessons of Hurricane Irma. In September 2017, Hurricane Irma — a Category 5 storm, the worst kind of hurricane — rocked the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The storm utterly devastated Barbuda in particular: 95 percent of its buildings were destroyed, and its entire population had to be evacuated.

Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda’s prime minister, was forced to watch as a third of his country became uninhabitable.

Today, Barbuda is slowly being rebuilt, and hundreds of residents have returned home. But...

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By: Vox - 7 days ago

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