From the desert to the sea: Bahamas, Botswana unite in climate vulnerability

Seeking partnerships: Davis (right) says his visit was about securing cooperation on various issues. Climate change is one crisis that binds Botswana to the Bahamas PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Seeking partnerships: Davis (right) says his visit was about securing cooperation on various issues. Climate change is one crisis that binds Botswana to the Bahamas PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

He specifically refuses to call it hypocrisy, but Bahamas Prime Minister, Philip Davis, says the world’s developed nations most responsible for carbon emissions are saying one thing and doing another. The Bahamas, like Botswana, sits on the frontlines of climate change. He spoke exclusively to Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI

The two countries could not be more far removed from each. One is an expansive nation of 3,000 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, while the other is a semi-arid, landlocked country covered 70% by desert.

And yet both countries are amongst nations most vulnerable to the intensifying effects of climate change, an existential crisis for both.

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