Too hot to handle – The health implications of a warming climate in the Caribbean

On August 9, 2021, as populations reeled from the COVID-19 pandemic, global citizens paused to contemplate one of the most consequential documents – The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report on climate change. The results were in, and the evidence was glaring. It sounded the alarm on what was considered to be a looming fear and quickly accelerated the undeniable reality that climate change is an existential crisis, with severe implications for the Caribbean and its very survival. Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres declared the climate crisis facing the world “a code red for humanity.”