Earth on Edge

The Caribbean in the Eye of the Cyclone

2009Ep152 mins

30 islands wedged between the Tropic of Cancer to the north and the equator to the south, from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, the Lesser Antilles form an arc in the center, like a half-moon. The heart of the Caribbean looks like paradise, with crystal clear water, white-sand beaches, palm trees, and an explosion of tropical colors. But paradise has a price: cyclones.

Visit a village on Guadeloupe and learn about the impact of Omar, the 15th cyclone of the year. How do rising sea levels impact these islands?

Video Language: French & English