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We ignore the disastrous storms in the Caribbean at our peril | Carrie Gibson

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Storms have taken lives in the Caribbean, and caused chaos in the UK – climate change is eroding certainties across the globe

As tens of thousands people suffered through a flooded and powerless Christmas in Britain, 5,000 miles away unexpected weather was also unleashing havoc on the Caribbean.

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Torrential rains on Christmas Eve, with 15in falling in 24 hours, led to dramatic floods and landslides that washed through St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Dominica. So far eight people in St Vincent and five in St Lucia have died, water and electricity are down and thousands of properties have been damaged. The clean-up bill is expected to be in the millions.

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