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Buju Banton, controversial dancehall star, comes home — but is Jamaica ready?
"In light of the adversity I have encountered, I feel the need to stress that my only desire going forward is peace and love."

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:03:21 +0000

Major drug bust highlights the no-nonsense style of Trinidad & Tobago's top cop
"As much as we may wish it to be otherwise, Gary Griffith is not the answer to our prayers but the symptom of our failure."

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:04:15 +0000

Trinidad & Tobago court rules Olympian's dreams were killed by ‘biased’ gymnastics federation
The whole fiasco had more twists and turns than a gymnastics routine, but many believe Williams' forced withdrawal was illegal and her attorneys have been fighting for justice ever since.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:04:40 +0000

Cultural activist from Guyana's Wapishana tribe tries to revive a near-extinct language
"If we weaken indigenous culture, we weaken an integral part of Guyanese culture."

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:46:18 +0000

Guyana's transgender community celebrates the overturning of an archaic cross-dressing law
Activists called the ruling “a clarion call to engage state actors on how the law engenders social and economic exclusion of disadvantaged groups”.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:01:34 +0000

Jamaican dancehall artist hits a nerve by ‘bleaching’ her skin — did fans get the message?
"I wanted to create awareness of 'Colorism' and it was ... done intentionally to create shock value so that I could ... deliver the message in my music," Spice said.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:45:01 +0000

The Caribbean Court of Justice loses again — this time with voter apathy and distrust
"People do not trust the power institutions, the hierarchies in the region — and that's not going to change for a long time to come."

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:25:46 +0000

For Calypso History Month in Trinidad & Tobago, #metoo does a double-take on empowering tunes
Readers offer a few suggestions for calypsos that make female empowerment their priority.

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:37:02 +0000

Trinidad & Tobago loses ‘The Mighty Shadow’, the ‘bassman’ of calypso
"When all other calypsonians in the early 1970s had six sheets of music, Shadow had seven, the additional one for the bass guitar."

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:51:35 +0000

Heavy rains and flooding turned parts of Trinidad & Tobago into disaster zones
"Residents are trapped. My road is cut off completely. Not even trucks can access the highway, the water is so high.”

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:45:25 +0000

Climate change affects Africa, North America, everywhere

Climate change, also known as global warming and rising seas, is affecting Africa, and all over the world, villages, towns, countries are slipping into the oceans. The nation of Tuvalu in the Pacific, the town of Kivalina, in the state of Alaska in the US. 

Videos on the effects on countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Scroll down for video on Kivalina.
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Scientists Find Some Hope for Coral Reefs: The Strong May Survive
Global warming is ravaging coral, including at the Great Barrier Reef. But it may serve as “one enormous natural selection event,” a researcher said.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:30:57 GMT

Justin Trudeau Is Facing a Carbon Tax Backlash. He’s Not Alone.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made carbon pricing a keystone of his political program for Canada, but critics are multiplying, at home and abroad

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:55:58 GMT

The World Still Isn’t Meeting Its Climate Goals
Three years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, they are still far off-track from preventing severe global warming in the decades ahead, new data shows.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:36:03 GMT

The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.
In some ways, the planet's worst mass extinction — 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period — may parallel climate change today.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:12:15 GMT

U.S.-China Friction Threatens to Undercut the Fight Against Climate Change
Distrust between the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters threatens to slow global action on climate change precisely at a time when the risks of climate catastrophe are rising.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:00:11 GMT

Joe Manchin Faces Liberal Opposition in Bid to Be Energy Panel’s Top Democrat
The West Virginia senator’s support for coal has drawn fire from progressives, who say he should not be given a big voice in the party’s climate change policy.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:38:33 GMT

Welcome to COP24!
Listen to the experts.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:21:20 GMT

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shake France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.
There is little doubt among scientists and economists that carbon taxes are needed to reduce fossil fuel dependence. The question is how to design them to cushion the blow on the most vulnerable.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:52:38 GMT

How Global Warming Could Make Nature Less Diverse
Insects are already disappearing. Also in this week’s newsletter: the latest on drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:10:38 GMT

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018
Accelerating emissions are putting the world on track to face some of the most severe consequences of global warming sooner than expected, scientists said.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:23:26 GMT
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‘Will climate change make us sick?’

Dear Sara, How will climate change affect public health in my home state of North Carolina in the next 20 or 30 years? – Katie B. in Virginia This question is personal for me, because North Carolina is where I […]

The post ‘Will climate change make us sick?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:05:21 +0000

Old seeds could help indigenous farmers adapt

Andrea Carmen is a member of the Yaqui Indian Nation of Arizona and Mexico. Forty years ago, she visited her tribal chief. Carmen: “He showed me a whole room full of these little black ears of corn and he said, […]

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Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:00:46 +0000

Moms lobby for clean air

When Heather McTeer Toney visits her elected officials to talk about air pollution, she brings along her two-year-old son. Toney: “I let him run free in the halls of Congress.” Toney, the national field director for Moms Clean Air Force, […]

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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:00:31 +0000

Teach climate science, teachers’ association urges

Teachers across the country have no qualms explaining the facts of physics or chemistry. And, according to the National Science Teachers Association, climate change should not be any different. Pyle: “The controversies surrounding climate change are not scientific arguments. They […]

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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:00:54 +0000

Climate books as holiday gifts

The Thanksgiving-weekend release of the most recent National Climate Assessment is a vivid reminder that climate change does not take a holiday. So here, for the winter holidays ahead, is a selection of recent book titles that portray the problem […]

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:10:06 +0000

ICYMI: Ghost music

The story of Earth’s melting ice is a complex one. One of its themes is loss, the vanishing of what was solid and its replacement with ghosts. Its music, above all, is haunting. Listen to the eerie and melancholic song […]

The post ICYMI: Ghost music appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:05:21 +0000

Soil holds more carbon than the atmosphere

December fifth is World Soil Day … and a time to celebrate the ground beneath your feet. Delonge: “There actually is more carbon stored in soils than there is carbon stored in plants or carbon stored in the atmosphere.” That’s […]

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:00:59 +0000

City sues fossil-fuel companies

Just north of the Mexico border, the small coastal city of Imperial Beach, California, is already experiencing the effects of sea-level rise. Dedina: “We’re getting king tides, high tides, the most extreme tides of the year, which are doing things […]

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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:00:23 +0000

Rabbi urges climate action during Hanukkah

It’s Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights. During this holiday, people light candles to commemorate the Jewish story in which a one-day supply of lamp oil miraculously lasted eight days. Rabbi Arthur Waskow directs the Shalom Center in Philadelphia. […]

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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 12:00:19 +0000

Arizona woman empowers Latina moms to speak out

Diesel trucks, power plants, and refineries contribute to global warming. They also emit air pollution that’s linked to respiratory illnesses and cancer. Columba Sainz of Phoenix, Arizona, says Latino communities are disproportionately burdened. Sainz: “… because we live near the […]

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:00:40 +0000
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Scientists: Resolve to Protect Yourself from Harassment in 2019
Guest commentary by Lauren Kurtz The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) protects the scientific endeavor from anti-science attacks. Since our founding in 2011, we’ve assisted hundreds of scientists with issues ranging from invasive open records requests to death threats. As part of this work, our staff will be at the American Geophysical Union Fall […]

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 03:24:26 +0000

Forced Responses: Dec 2018
A bimonthly thread for discussions on solutions and responses to climate change. For climate science topics, please comment on the Unforced Variations thread.

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:42:43 +0000

Unforced variations: Dec 2018
This month’s open thread for climate science topics. Please use the Forced Responses thread for solutions and politics.

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:42:10 +0000

4th National Climate Assessment report
In possibly the biggest “Friday night news dump” in climate report history, the long awaited 4th National Climate Assessment (#NCA4) was released today (roughly two weeks earlier than everyone had been expecting). The summaries and FAQ (pdf) are good, and the ClimateNexus briefing is worth reading too. The basic picture is utterly unsurprising, but the […]

Sat, 24 Nov 2018 00:26:08 +0000

The long story of constraining ocean heat content
Scientists predicted in the 1980s that a key fingerprint of anthropogenic climate change would be found in the ocean. If they were correct that increases in greenhouse gases were changing how much heat was coming into the system, then the component with the biggest heat capacity, the oceans, is where most of that heat would […]

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:23:38 +0000

Resplandy et al. correction and response
Guest commentary from Ralph Keeling (UCSD) I, with the other co-authors of , want to address two problems that came to our attention since publication of our paper in Nature last week. These problems do not invalidate the methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based, but they do influence […]

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:56:58 +0000

Unforced variations: Nov 2018
This month’s open thread on climate science issues. A lot of interest in the new Resplandy et al paper (WaPo), with some exploration of the implications on twitter i.e. Interesting new paper “Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2 composition”But I’m not sure about their argument on the consequences on […]

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:32:13 +0000

Climate Change and Extreme Summer Weather Events – The Future is still in Our Hands
Summer 2018 saw an unprecedented spate of extreme weather events, from the floods in Japan, to the record heat waves across North America, Europe and Asia, to wildfires that threatened Greece and even parts of the Arctic. The heat and drought in the western U.S. culminated in the worst California wildfire on record. This is […]

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 18:58:20 +0000

Mercury, the other geologically persistent planetary poison
The thing that really gets me in the gut about global warming from fossil fuel combustion is how long it will last. Carbon mined from the deep Earth and injected into the “fast carbon cycle” of the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface will continue to affect atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and climate, for hundreds of thousands […]

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:17:12 +0000

Cracking the Climate Change Case
I have an op-ed in the New York Times this week: How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case The biggest crime scene on the planet is the planet. We know the earth is warming, but who or what is causing it? Many of you will recognise the metaphor from previous Realclimate pieces (this is earliest […]

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:48:36 +0000