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Hurricane Dorian has devastated an island in the Bahamas, leaving it 70 percent under water.

Multiple people on the island of Grand Bahama, which is home to 50,000, were killed by the Category 5 Hurricane, which battered the Bahamas earlier this week killing at least 43 people and leaving the islands in recovery mode.

The death toll is expected to rise, with rescue missions taking place over the last week, with Health Minister Duane Sands warning of a ‘staggering’ final count on Thursday.

Global heating

Some experts have linked the devastation of Hurricane Dorian to the climate crisis, with atmospheric science professors Michael Mann and Andrew Dessler putting forward their case in a piece for The Guardian titled Global heating made Hurricane Dorian bigger, wetter – and more deadly.

“Unless we confront the climate crisis, warming will turn more and more of our fantastic landscapes, cities we call paradise and other dream destinations into nightmarish hellscapes,” they wrote.

“While the science has yet to come in on the specifics of just how much worse climate change made Dorian, we already know enough to say that warming worsened the damage.” 

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.