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What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of April 16-22, 2018, the most popular story on our Indonesian language site was about Taiwan. And on our Polish language site? A story about Mexico.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:16:15 +0000


‘Compromising journalism. Compromising a young woman's right to be herself. Compromising the nation.’
A Trinidad & Tobago newspaper is slammed for its "homophobic" coverage of history-making sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:33:17 +0000


Though opposition remains, Trinidad & Tobago takes a historic legal step towards LGBT equality
"We are all humans. We are all the same. When are you going to realize you’re on the wrong side of history?"

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:56:17 +0000


What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of April 9-15, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries. Number 95 on the list? Azerbaijan. And number 154? Niger.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:47:02 +0000


School history assignment stirs up a storm in Jamaica over how slavery should be taught
"Now to the assignment at hand, would Hillel have asked on an assignment about World War 2 to come up with ways for Nazi Germany to annihilate the Jewish people?"

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:43:23 +0000


Jamaican Reaction to Trinidad Buggery Law Ruling is Predictably Mixed
"It is easier to break the chains of the law than those of the mind. Bigotry is Herculean."

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:00:01 +0000


Jamaican Dancehall Star Buju Banton's Impending Release from Prison Sparks Renewed Controversy
"If Banton[...]retracted his hideous views on homosexuality and sought to amend the damage he has done to men and women across the Caribbean, he would be worthy of a platform."

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:45:37 +0000


PHOTOS: Celebration as High Court Deems Trinidad & Tobago ‘Buggery’ Law ‘Unconstitutional’
"In the end, whether or not the court's ruling managed to change anyone's mind, LBGT+ and religious activists stood side by side on the steps of the Hall of Justice..."

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:56:12 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago's LGBT Community Speaks Out as Court Decision on ‘Buggery’ Law Approaches
"Religion must not trump reason when it comes to basic human rights."

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 02:29:16 +0000


What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?
During the week of April 2-8, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 209 countries. Number 53 on the list? Thailand. And number 182? São Tomé & Príncipe.

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:57:35 +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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Scott Pruitt, on Capitol Hill, Deflects Blame for Ethical Lapses
The E.P.A. chief said that decisions regarding illegal actions by his office had been made by his staff members without his knowledge.

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:04:08 GMT


From Siberia, an Unlikely Cry: ‘We Need Greenpeace Out Here!’
Siberian truck drivers, who haul heavy loads on winter roads made of ice that melts earlier every year, are true believers in climate change.

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:33:52 GMT


Who’s Most Responsible for Global Warming?
Also this week, we explain why the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation has been in the news (really).

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:04:15 GMT


A Smorgasbord of Solutions for Global Warming
An environmentalist and author tells Fixes how his organization rates the benefits of measures already in use to minimize climate change.

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:45:04 GMT


Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics
Senator James Inhofe, who has long championed Mr. Pruitt, now says he’d like to see an investigation into the ethical allegations against his protégé.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:02:51 GMT


We Are Conservatives and We Believe Climate Change Is Real
The fight against climate change is a nonpartisan issue across the globe except, of course, in the United States.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:43:22 GMT


We Are Conservatives and We Believe Climate Change Is Real
The fight against climate change is a nonpartisan issue across the globe except, of course, in the United States.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:41:36 GMT


Nixon Calls for New York to Fully Embrace Renewable Energy by 2050
Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the Democratic primary, wants to compel the state to transition to 100 percent clean energy.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:14:15 GMT


A Man Set Himself on Fire. We Barely Noticed.
If we can give our newspapers over to gun-toting maniacs for days on end, we can spare some attention for this.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:40:19 GMT


Can You Guess What America Will Look Like in 10,000 Years? A Quiz
Climate change could radically reshape our world.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:35:58 GMT
Yale Climate Media Forum

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Books on climate change communication and activism

Last June, Yale Climate Connections published a two-part bookshelf devoted to books and reports on climate change communication. The last book in that selection was published in April 2017. This bookshelf highlights books published since then and includes recent titles [...]

The post Books on climate change communication and activism appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:05:46 +0000


Art elevates climate’s front-line voices

In their work, artists often portray the challenges facing their communities – and increasingly, those struggles include climate change and pollution. Rodriguez: “The people who most suffer from environmental impacts are poor people, people of color, indigenous people.” That’s Favianna [...]

The post Art elevates climate’s front-line voices appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:00:50 +0000


Portland’s fossil-fuel ban

Portland, Oregon has put new restrictions on companies that want to store and transport oil, gas, and coal there. In January, Oregon’s Court of Appeals upheld a zoning ordinance that bans building or expanding large fossil fuel storage facilities in [...]

The post Portland’s fossil-fuel ban appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:00:05 +0000


Some birds now nest earlier in spring

In springtime, baby birds hatch and huddle in their nests, featherless and vulnerable. The survival of these hatchlings is highly dependent on temperature. Tingley: “When they are eggs, and when they are sort of helpless, naked young living in nests, [...]

The post Some birds now nest earlier in spring appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:00:47 +0000


Why a paid climate doubter switched sides

Jerry Taylor once worked for a libertarian think-tank, where he was paid to dispute the seriousness of climate change. Now he argues for climate action. Why? It all started after a nationally-televised climate change debate. Taylor: “I argued on screen [...]

The post Why a paid climate doubter switched sides appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:00:46 +0000


Meet ‘Great Big Story’

You’ve heard of Great Big Story, right? And in the context of climate change? Great Big Story describes itself as “a global media company devoted to cinematic storytelling.” The expansive scope of its interests is illustrated by the tabs on [...]

The post Meet ‘Great Big Story’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:23:11 +0000


Could we turn chicken waste into power?

There are nearly three times as many chickens on earth as humans, and they make a lot of poop. Poultry waste can emit methane and nitrous oxide, spread disease, and pollute waterways. But safely managing and disposing of it all [...]

The post Could we turn chicken waste into power? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:21 +0000


Earth Day 2018: A people-powered movement (Pt 1)

Forty-eight years ago this month, some 20 million people gathered in cities and towns across the U.S., holding teach-ins, handing out daisies, burying caskets full of trash, parading nets of dead fish, and more. It was at that time an [...]

The post Earth Day 2018: A people-powered movement (Pt 1) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:35:59 +0000


New challenges for an evolving Earth Day (Pt 2)

2001-2015: The partisan divide deepens … With 30 years of continuing momentum behind it, Earth Day 18 years ago entered the new Millennium bigger than ever. The UN announced preparations for Earth Day 2000 a full year ahead of the [...]

The post New challenges for an evolving Earth Day (Pt 2) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:33:23 +0000


In Case You Missed It … on climate

Put a price on carbon. That’s all there is to it. We hear that a lot. Sounds simple, right? As Kate Aranof demonstrates in The Intercept in March, recent events in Washington State show us again that the devil hides [...]

The post In Case You Missed It … on climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:30:46 +0000
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The Alsup Aftermath
The presentations from the Climate Science tutorial last month have all been posted (links below), and Myles Allen (the first presenter for the plaintiffs) gives his impression of the events. Guest Commentary by Myles Allen A few weeks ago, I had an unusual — and challenging — assignment: providing a one-hour “tutorial” on the basic […]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:23:49 +0000


The Silurian Hypothesis
One of the benefits of working for NASA is that the enormous range of science the agency covers – from satellite records for the present day, to exoplanet climates, from early Mars and deep time on Earth to the far future – and the opportunity to think ‘big’. This week sees the publication of a […]

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:42:04 +0000


Stronger evidence for a weaker Atlantic overturning circulation
Through two new studies in Nature, the weakening of the Gulf Stream System is back in the scientific headlines. But even before that, interesting new papers have been published – high time for an update on this topic. Let’s start with tomorrow’s issue of Nature, which besides the two new studies (one of which I […]

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:05:53 +0000


Harde Times
Readers may recall a post a year ago about a nonsense paper by that appeared in Global and Planetary Change. We reported too on the crowd-sourced rebuttal led by that was published last October. Now comes by three members of the Editorial Board (Martin Grosjean, Joel Guiot and Zicheng Yu) reporting on what the circumstances […]

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 06:25:56 +0000


Unforced Variations: Apr 2018
This month’s open thread for general climate science discussions.

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 15:11:51 +0000


Alsup asks for answers
Some of you might have read about the lawsuit by a number of municipalities (including San Francisco and Oakland) against the major oil companies for damages (related primarily to sea level rise) caused by anthropogenic climate change. The legal details on standing, jurisdiction, etc. are all very interesting (follow @ColumbiaClimate for those details), but somewhat […]

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 01:58:27 +0000


Forced responses: Mar 2018
This month’s open thread on responses to climate change (politics, adaptation, mitigation etc.). Please stay focused on the overall topic. Digressions into the nature and history of communism/feudal societies/anarchistic utopias are off topic and won’t be posted. Thanks. The open thread for climate science topics is here.

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 05:02:07 +0000


Unforced variations: Mar 2018
This month’s open thread for climate science related items. The open thread for responses to climate change is here.

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 04:59:01 +0000


More ice-out and skating day data sets
The responses to the last post on the Rideau Canal Skateway season changes were interesting, and led to a few pointers to additional data sets that show similar trends and some rather odd counter-points from the usual suspects. Minnesotan Lakes The most comprehensive (and up-to-date) set of “ice out” data for lakes is, unsurprisingly perhaps, […]

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:46:54 +0000


Rideau Canal Skateway
I’ve been interested in indirect climate-related datasets for a while (for instance, the Nenana Ice Classic). One that I was reminded of yesterday is the 48-year series of openings and closings of the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa. Since 1971, the National Capital Commission (NCC) in Ottawa has (once the ice is thick enough for […]

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:58:36 +0000