Nicaragua Miskito People Facing the Worst of Climate Change

Americas Now

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. Gerry Hadden has their story.