Hurricane Beryl has left a trail of “near total devastation” across several islands of Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Their leaders know who to blame.

“For the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, those who contribute most to global warming, there is much talk but little action,” SVG Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said Tuesday, according to a report by The guardGonsalves and Grenada’s Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell described “Armageddon-like scenes” after the storm, with roofs torn off buildings and complete power and communications blackouts.

At least seven people have died, including several south of the storm in Venezuela, while on the Grenadian island of Carriacou, 98 percent of buildings have been destroyed.

“Total destruction and destruction of agriculture, complete and utter destruction of the natural environment,” Mitchell said. “There is literally no vegetation left on the island of Carriacou.”

Beryl, still a major hurricane with winds in excess of 110 mph (177 km/h), began battering Jamaica on Wednesday.

“The damage from these shocks is compounded by the lack of adequate financial support,” said Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations. “Small island developing states, which have done the least to cause this climate crisis, contributing just 1 percent of all global carbon emissions, are struggling to unlock climate finance. In 2019, they had access to just $1.5 billion of the $100 billion pledged to developing countries.”

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley has led a campaign in recent years to restructure debt arrangements for small island states and other parts of the Global South, arguing that the effects of climate change are locking the poor into an endless cycle from which they cannot escape without help. Barbados became Beryl’s first victim earlier this week, before it moved elsewhere.

Gonsalves also criticized the UN climate conferences, which last year finally provided a loophole to transition away from fossil fuels, as “largely a talk shop.” And he pointed out that climate change has been largely absent from election campaigns in the UK and elsewhere in Europe in recent months, suggesting a lack of global will to help countries like his. “It’s a terrible time for small island states and vulnerable countries.”