According to environmentalist John Musington, some of the upcoming development projects in Antigua and Barbuda would have a negative influence on the environment, and our priority should be to strengthen our ecosystems.
Survival is the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances. Musington protested that if the twin island state continues to destroy its ecosystem, “it will create an open door for disaster.”
“Our ecosystems, coastal ecosystems, and forests are some of the most important things we need to be able to exist as small islands, ” he expressed.
As a fragile twin-island state, these are our front-line protection, according to the environmentalist.
“What I’m talking about are the forest, mangroves, and other wetlands; seagrass beds, coral reefs, and sandy beaches,” he said. “Many of the countries’ development efforts, he continued, are aimed at these vulnerable natural defenders, who will aid in the fight against catastrophic climate change.”
Musignton notes, “We’ve been protecting natural ecosystems for decades.”
“When you have initiatives like YIDA in Antigua and PLH in Barbuda, which are specifically focused on destroying these areas we become extremely vulnerable. We are hurting our ecology in the long term, and we will just grow more exposed to the threats of climate change.”