In November 2020, brutal back-to-back hurricanes smashed into Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, knocking down homes and trees and washing away beaches. The ferocity of the storms, and their frequency, scientists say, are signs of climate change. If this is the new normal then Central America is set to suffer major setbacks: in tourism; in biodiversity and in its ability to sustain human life as we know it. Especially worried are the native Miskito people. They’re subsistence fishermen with nowhere else to go.
Americas Now Producers
Director of Photography
Andrea Casino Alba
Alfonso Flores Bermúdez
Driver/ Boat Transportation
The Haulover community in the Nicaraguan Atlantic Coast and specially Rommel Washington, Emma Budier and Manuel Phaps
Prof. Marcos Williamson, Director, Institute of National Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development
Donald Williams, Marine Biologist, Institute of National Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development
Rudy A. Salas Tathum, Agroforestry Engineer, Universidad de las Regiones Autónomas de la Costa Caribe Nicaragüense
Víctor Padilla, local guide.