Hh Environmental Perceptions Ranking : Hurricane Very Serious 2012
Close to 50% of the resident of the ten communes surveyed in 2011-2012 rate each of the following as a serious threat when asked to identify environmental problems directly: Infertile/poor soils, deforestation, contaminated drinking water, dirty streams/rivers/lakes, and soil erosion. Roughly a third list landslides, storm surges, inadequate sewage and sanitation pose a serious risk. Earthquakes and climate change get the lowest rating and are seen as severe threat by only 19.4% and 16.9%, respectively, and as a somewhat serious threat by 23.9% and 37.3%, respectively.
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