MANY an apocalyptic film departs from the premise that mankind has brought the planet to the brink of an extinction event. In 2017, one satellite still of the Atlantic basin brought such cinema to mind – three deadly hurricanes moving through the Caribbean in a single frame. That real life could bear semblance to a doomsday film is unsettling, but it is a reality we must brace for as climate change threatens worse to come.
Many countries have joined the mounting global offensive against climate change by committing to address their respective contributions to the problem. The main culprit – carbon-based emissions – is being targeted in a number of ways, from industrial capture and storage mechanisms, to cap and trade systems, to energy efficiency and green energy initiatives. In Trinidad and Tobago, one company has proven the effectiveness of a different approach as part of its broader programme of combative actions.