Major study on climate change to be carried out by BIOS
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has launched a study of climate change and its potential impact on the island.
The project, the first of its kind for a decade, will involve the compilation of detailed information on weather change in Bermuda.
The study will focus on potential risks to the island from climate change and its effects on natural hazards, such as hurricanes.
Mark Guishard, who is adjunct faculty at BIOS and the director of the Bermuda Weather Service, is leading the study.
Dr Guishard said: “I’m honoured and excited to be able to contribute to this critical work.
“In the decade since the last Bermuda climate change report was undertaken, we’ve seen key advances in our understanding of climate risks to Bermuda.
“Scientific observations, modelling and projections of storm activity, sea level rise and the amount and intensity of rainfall affecting Bermuda have all revealed profound changes in natural hazards and climate extremes this century.”
The report will highlight critical problems facing Bermuda in an effort to boost public understanding of risks and will be used to help to create defences.