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At the peak of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Jamaicans remember ‘Wild Gilbert’
Jamaicans can't recall a storm worse than Gilbert in 1988 -- and as this year's Atlantic hurricane season gets active, they hope they won't have to.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:22:48 +0000

Jamaica finds new appreciation for beloved cultural icon and language activist, ‘Miss Lou’
"Underneath her wily comedic style, she forced the society to face unpleasant truths. But it is the unapologetic championing of the Jamaican language that so endeared her to many Jamaicans."

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 19:47:54 +0000

Nauta Hogar: A tool for Cuban entrepreneurs
The Nauta Hogar Internet program is a step forward, but it is still not the solution for Cuban businesses in the technology sector.

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:20:48 +0000

A path to independence paved with marijuana
"Trinidad and Tobago is well positioned to harness the immense technical capacity and infrastructure of this oil and gas producing nation to become a leader in a CARICOM-wide cannabis industry."

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 19:09:21 +0000

Anatomy of a Trinidad earthquake
"I was silenced, diminished and at the same time in total awe. This was nature and I understood myself to be at the very heart of it."

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:11:40 +0000

His world was what it was: the enigma of V.S. Naipaul
"There are books of Naipaul’s I hope never to read again, and books of his without which I can’t understand the world I was born into."

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 18:14:09 +0000

For Cuba's transnational families, a little internet goes a long way
To understand the changing dynamics of the many Cuban families with members living abroad, spend some time in the country's public wifi parks.

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:38:59 +0000

In the Caribbean's carnival capital, a Pride parade makes its debut
"What really upsets religious leaders is the fact that there are gay people in this country and we are not ashamed."

Sun, 05 Aug 2018 18:13:18 +0000

Barbados’ LGBT+ community is here, queer and making history with the country's first public Pride Parade
"‘I’m Coming Out’ played and down a side street comes Didi wearing a pride dress, hoisting a flag. She’s running hard in heels. The crowd explodes. It was our party."

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 15:43:45 +0000

Sharing a passion for permaculture in Suriname
An interview with Alex Yakaumo, a permaculturalist who spends his time lecturing and running workshops about self-sustaining agricultural ecosystems in his community in Commewijne.

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:26:36 +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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Of Time, Tides and Trump
The ocean is rising, but at least we’ve got hot dogs.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:32:27 GMT

Humans Are Making Hurricanes Worse. Here’s How.
We’re making natural disasters unnaturally harmful, scientists say. And the number of ways we’re doing it is fairly astonishing.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:58:41 GMT

The Trouble With Florence, and a New Set of Eyes in Space
This week: A look at what kind of trouble the record-breaking rainfall from Hurricane Florence might cause, a new climate satellite, and one thing you can do.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:14:08 GMT

Lagoons of Pig Waste Are Overflowing After Florence. Yes, That’s as Nasty as It Sounds.
At least 110 lagoons in North Carolina have either released pig waste into the environment or are at imminent risk of doing so, according to state officials.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:00:11 GMT

Trump Administration Formally Rolls Back Rule Aimed at Limiting Methane Pollution
The Interior Department move, which benefits drilling companies, effectively reverses a major Obama-era effort to fight climate change.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:47:35 GMT

Among the Mangroves, a Girl Learns to Swim
In a small Colombian village, a mother guides her daughter through a rite of passage.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:43:29 GMT

Jerry Brown Made Climate Change His Issue. Now, He’s Not Sure How Much Politicians Can Do.
The California governor, set to retire in January, made global warming a signature cause. His appraisal: “I don’t know if I’m an optimist. I’m a realist.”

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:00:06 GMT

Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. Some of His Views May Cause Him Trouble.
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, acknowledged he has some differences with progressive Democrats, but said, “It’s impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican.”

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:00:11 GMT

Nature Roars. Washington Hears Nothing.
The elements offer a rebuke as President Trump rolls back policies designed to address global warming.

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:44:45 GMT

California Had Its Own Climate Summit. Now What?
There were plenty of announcements at a major climate conference in San Francisco, but not enough of what one researcher called the “exponential changes” still needed.

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:02:01 GMT
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New hope for a former whaling port

New Bedford, Massachusetts was once a busy whaling port. That industry is long gone, but the city is looking seaward again. Morrissey: “Offshore wind may become another very important part of the maritime economy that literally created this city.” New […]

The post New hope for a former whaling port appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:00:28 +0000

Scientists on emotional responses to climate risks

Anger. Fear. Frustration. Grief. Hopelessness and helplessness. And shame. They’re just some of the wide range of emotions people often feel quite normally and naturally, often subconsciously, when encountering scientists’ explanations of risks posed by a warming climate. But keep […]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:10:04 +0000

ICYMI: Coping with a sense of ‘no hope’

We all know what it’s like to feel despair about our future under climate change. But of course this is a dead-end and paralyzing emotion. How can we best understand our despair, and what can we do with it? Some […]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:05:00 +0000

Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle

The earth’s temperature changes naturally over time. Variations in the planet’s orbit, solar cycles, and volcanic eruptions can all cause periods of warming or cooling. But Kim Cobb, a climate scientist at Georgia Tech, says none of these natural causes […]

The post Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:00:52 +0000

Wedding interrupted when disaster strikes

Kristen Rigney was ready for rain on her wedding day. Rigney: “I had planned and I had ordered cute umbrellas for the bridesmaids for our photos.” But she did not anticipate the flash flood that struck Ellicott City, Maryland, just […]

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:00:54 +0000

Climate change disasters won’t be ‘just’ ecological

One of the reasons climate change is so hard to even think about – let alone understand fully – is that it manifests in many different ways. We’re seeing some of those manifestations now in the form of wildfires ravaging […]

The post Climate change disasters won’t be ‘just’ ecological appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:05:22 +0000

Climate change could harm your hoppy brews

IPA beer lovers, beware. Your favorite brews might get more expensive as the climate warms. Eric Desmarais grows hops, a critical ingredient in beer, at a farm in Washington State’s Yakima Valley. It’s a dry region at the eastern base […]

The post Climate change could harm your hoppy brews appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:00:18 +0000

Conservative student advocates for carbon tax

Emily Collins used to believe global warming was an issue only liberals cared about. But after learning the science in a college course, she became convinced that conservatives should care about global warming, too. So Collins, now a junior at […]

The post Conservative student advocates for carbon tax appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:00:40 +0000

As temperatures rise, wildflowers are under stress

Every summer, hikers and photographers look forward to bursting blooms of alpine wildflowers in the high country of the Rocky Mountains. But as the climate changes, temperatures are rising, spring snowmelt is occurring earlier in the year, and shrubs are […]

The post As temperatures rise, wildflowers are under stress appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:05:28 +0000

Warming rivers put fly-fishing at risk

Growing up along the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana, Dan Vermillion and his two brothers learned to fly-fish for trout when they were kids. Vermillion: “It really requires you to be very plugged into what’s going on in the environment […]

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:00:54 +0000
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A report from the European Meteorological Society’s annual meeting 2018
If you want to make a difference as a scientist, you need to make sure that people understand the importance of your work. Conferences give you one opportunity to explain what you’ve found out. I sometimes wonder if the value of attending conferences is sufficiently appreciated. You can save time getting an overview over your […]

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:13:19 +0000

Forced responses: Sep 2018
This thread is the bimonthly open thread for discussion of climate solutions. A good starting point might be this clear description from Glen Peters on the feasibility of staying below 2ºC. Please stick to substantive points and refrain from attacking other commenters (as opposed to their ideas). The open thread for climate science issues is […]

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 12:39:59 +0000

Unforced Variations: Sep 2018
This month’s open thread on climate science topics. We are well into Arctic melt season (so keep track of Neven’s Arctic Sea Ice blog for more info). Another link is the NY Times Daily podcast on the interesting-yet-flawed NYTimes Magazine “Losing Earth” piece (which is useful if you didn’t get around to finishing the written […]

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 12:36:25 +0000

Are the heatwaves caused by climate change? 
I get a lot of questions about the connection between heatwaves and climate change these days. Particularly about the heatwave that has affected northern Europe this summer. If you live in Japan, South Korea, California, Spain, or Canada, you may have asked the same question. The raindrop analogy However, the question is inaccurate and I […]

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:17:30 +0000

Musing about Losing Earth
The NY Times Magazine has a special issue this weekend on climate change. The main article is “Losing the Earth” by Nathaniel Rich, is premised on the idea that in the period 1979 to 1989 when we basically knew everything we needed to know that climate change was a risk, and the politics had not […]

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 17:53:26 +0000

Unforced Variations: Aug 2018
This month’s open thread for climate science issues.

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:06:27 +0000

Does a slow AMOC increase the rate of global warming?
Established understanding of the AMOC (sometimes popularly called Gulf Stream System) says that a weaker AMOC leads to a slightly cooler global mean surface temperature due to changes in ocean heat storage. But now, a new paper in Nature claims the opposite and even predicts a phase of rapid global warming. What’s the story? By […]

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:34:52 +0000

Model Independence Day
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all models are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creators with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are a DOI, Runability and Inclusion in the CMIP ensemble mean. Well, not quite. But it is Independence Day in the US, and coincidentally there is a new […]

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:48:09 +0000

Unforced Variations: July 2018
This month’s open thread for climate science related topics. The climate policy open thread is here.

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:35:19 +0000

Forced Responses: Jul 2018
Open thread for climate policy and responses.

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:34:48 +0000