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Is Trinidad and Tobago ready for a liberal political party?
The Progressive Party is the latest addition to Trinidad and Tobago's 2020 elections race, but can they perform well against the solidly entrenched two-party system?

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:41:30 +0000


Could polygraph testing for Trinidad & Tobago police help create more public trust?
With an increasing crime rate, the idea is to help make officers more accountable and rekindle public faith in the police service.

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:01:03 +0000


A prolific theatre producer is one of the latest victims in Trinidad and Tobago's homicide spiral
Tributes are pouring in across social media channels following the death of this local theatrical icon.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:54:52 +0000


Jamaican women tackle the climate crisis on all sides
Women in Small Island Developing States are most at risk when it comes to the climate crisis. Luckily, different groups of Jamaican women are tackling the problem from every angle.

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 16:12:31 +0000


Puerto Ricans demand that Governor Rosselló resign amid corruption and #Telegramgate scandals
A corruption probe by the FBI and and an 889-page Telegram chat leak reveal an ugly side of the governor and his cabinet.

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:05:29 +0000


Victoria Espinosa: Farewell to a tireless activist for Puerto Rican theater
Puerto Ricans remember renowned artist's legacy.

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:06:52 +0000


Should Trinidad and Tobago repatriate the families of ISIS recruits?
Trinidad and Tobago is the highest per capita recruiting source for ISIS fighters in the Western hemisphere. The nation must now decide whether or not to repatriate their dependents.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 18:14:21 +0000


Is a ‘Concordat’ stymieing education progress in Trinidad & Tobago?
"If indeed education is better in denominational schools then we must ensure that government schools are brought up to the best level."

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 22:08:46 +0000


This Jamaican woman is fighting ‘period poverty’ and daunting attitudes about reproductive health
"This ‘hush hush’ attitude to female reproductive health is dangerous. If we are able to talk openly, there are a lot of benefits. The silence stops you from getting help."

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 23:27:23 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago set to decriminalise marijuana, joining other Caribbean islands
Trinidad and Tobago looks like it may soon join a handful of Caribbean nations that have decriminalised marijuana. 

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 17:52:13 +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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Heat Waves in the Age of Climate Change: Longer, More Frequent and More Dangerous
The average number of heat waves in 50 major American cities has tripled since the 1960s.

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:16:38 GMT


House Passes Intelligence Bill That Would Expand Secrecy Around Operatives
The measure also calls for intelligence agencies to conduct new reviews of influence operations by foreign adversaries, including Russia.

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:45:23 GMT


Fewer Inspections for Aging Nuclear Plants, Regulators Propose
The proposal would significantly weaken or reduce the number and rigor of its safety inspections at the nation's 59 nuclear plants.

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:06:52 GMT


One Thing You Can Do: Know Your Tree Facts
Also this week, visiting some very big bears in a very hot Alaska.

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:00:41 GMT


Red Cross to World’s Cities: Here’s How to Prevent Heat Wave Deaths
The disaster relief agency issued new guidelines to help city leaders cope with rising global temperatures.

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:34:08 GMT


How to Stay Financially Stable When the World Might Be Falling Apart
Trade wars, climate change and slowing economic growth can mean severe trouble. So what’s a long-term investor to do?

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:28:09 GMT


‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show
Wildfires and hurricanes are pushing chemicals into the environment, with health effects that scientists are just beginning to understand.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:38:07 GMT


India’s Terrifying Water Crisis
To survive the climate emergency, India needs the collective power of small-scale, nature-based efforts.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:00:08 GMT


Review: In Venice, an Opera Masks Climate Crisis in a Gentle Tune
“Sun & Sea (Marina),” which won the top prize at this year’s Venice Biennale, portrays a deceptively relaxing day at the beach.

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 18:40:14 GMT


Greens Are the New Hope for Europe’s Center. For the Far Right, They’re Enemy No. 1.
As climate change emerges as the latest front in Europe’s culture wars, can Green parties show that environmental policy is compatible with social justice?

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:29:39 GMT
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Not waiting for Trump: States move to regulate HFCs

To provide cooling, most refrigerators and air conditioners use refrigerants called HFCs. When this type of gas escapes to the atmosphere, it traps heat. Grumbles: “It’s a super-polluting greenhouse gas.” More than a thousand times more potent than CO2. Ben […]

The post Not waiting for Trump: States move to regulate HFCs appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:00:31 +0000


Could we use sand or concrete as batteries?

The sun does not always shine, and the wind does not always blow, so energy storage is key to getting the utility grid to rely more heavily on renewables. But batteries are expensive. So one company is experimenting with storing […]

The post Could we use sand or concrete as batteries? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:00:52 +0000


What’s the difference between weather and climate?

One day, you see a forecast calling for sun, so you don’t bother to pack an umbrella. But just your luck: Clouds tumble in and suddenly you’re stuck in a rainstorm. Now you’re soaking and looking for someone to blame. […]

The post What’s the difference between weather and climate? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:05:57 +0000


Christian author sees climate change as a moral issue

Scott Rodin was raised in Wyoming as a conservative evangelical Christian. As a child, he learned to love nature, but also to steer clear of environmentalism. He associated it with liberals and atheists. So as an adult, he was skeptical […]

The post Christian author sees climate change as a moral issue appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:00:56 +0000


The ‘war on coal’ myth

Is environmental extremism causing the decline of the American coal industry? A look at the economics shows that coal has been beaten fair and square in the marketplace by cheaper and cleaner alternatives. The best way to support coal communities […]

The post The ‘war on coal’ myth appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:05:42 +0000


How helping people could protect endangered species

In parts of Rwanda, dry seasons are becoming longer and more intense. To find water, local people are trekking deep into Volcanoes National Park. Advani: “When they do this, they often set snares. The snares are for bush meat, but […]

The post How helping people could protect endangered species appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:00:36 +0000


What caused this year’s bizarre winter and spring weather in the U.S. heartland?

The weather in many areas across the U.S. has been – and certainly throughout America’s heartland was for much of the past winter and spring – frightful. National news headlined an extraordinary series of weather extremes bludgeoning the Midwest, including […]

The post What caused this year’s bizarre winter and spring weather in the U.S. heartland? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:30:20 +0000


Revenue-neutral carbon tax: The climate policy that could appeal to conservatives

Like many of his fellow conservatives, Alex Flint wants the government to reduce income taxes. He says it can do so while helping to reduce carbon pollution at the same time. Flint: “Our view is that taxes shouldn’t be on […]

The post Revenue-neutral carbon tax: The climate policy that could appeal to conservatives appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:00:54 +0000


How to prepare for a hurricane

As the climate changes and ocean temperatures and sea levels rise, flooding from hurricanes has become more serious. That’s why it’s important for people who live in places vulnerable to hurricanes to prepare for the dangers associated with flooding and […]

The post How to prepare for a hurricane appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:05:04 +0000


Free curriculum helps students identify misleading science claims

The internet provides access to a vast trove of information. Much of it is trustworthy and valuable. But some is inaccurate or misleading. Zucker: “Scientific misinformation is widely recognized as a big problem … whether that’s false claims about vaccines […]

The post Free curriculum helps students identify misleading science claims appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:00:32 +0000
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Can planting trees save our climate?
In recent weeks, a new study by researchers at ETH Zurich has hit the headlines worldwide (Bastin et al. 2019). It is about trees. The researchers asked themselves the question: how much carbon could we store if we planted trees everywhere in the world where the land is not already used for agriculture or cities? […]

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:56:27 +0000


The International Meeting on Statistical Climatology
“The weather forecast looks sunny and particularly hot from Sunday to Friday, with afternoon temperatures above 30°C every day, and likely exceeding 35°C by the middle of the week. One consequence is that the poster sessions (Tuesday and Thursday) have been moved to the morning as they will be held outside under a marquee.”   […]

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 05:26:26 +0000


Unforced variations: July 2019
This month’s open thread for climate science discussions.

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 01:10:13 +0000


Absence and Evidence
Guest commentary by Michael Tobis, a retired climate scientist. He is a software developer and science writer living in Ottawa, Ontario. A recent opinion piece by economist Ross McKitrick in the Financial Post, which attracted considerable attention in Canada, carried the provocative headline “This scientist proved climate change isn’t causing extreme weather – so politicians […]

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:58:02 +0000


Koonin’s case for yet another review of climate science
We watch long YouTube videos so you don’t have to. In the seemingly endless deliberations on whether there should be a ‘red team’ exercise to review various climate science reports, Scott Waldman reported last week that the original architect of the idea, Steve Koonin, had given a talk on touching on the topic at Purdue […]

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:07:16 +0000


Unforced Variations vs Forced Responses?
Guest commentary by Karsten Haustein, U. Oxford, and Peter Jacobs (George Mason University). One of the perennial issues in climate research is how big a role internal climate variability plays on decadal to longer timescales. A large role would increase the uncertainty on the attribution of recent trends to human causes, while a small role […]

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 03:37:29 +0000


Unforced Variations: June 2019
This month’s open thread for climate science discussions. Remember discussion about climate solutions can be found here.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:55:13 +0000


Forced responses: May 2019
A bimonthly open thread on climate solutions and policies. If you want to discuss climate science, please use the Unforced Variations thread instead.

Thu, 02 May 2019 06:55:53 +0000


Unforced variations: May 2019
This month’s open thread about climate science topics. For discussions about solutions and policy, please use the Forced Responses open thread.

Thu, 02 May 2019 06:53:56 +0000


Nenana Ice Classic 2019
Wow. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the exceptional (relative) warmth in Alaska last month and in February, the record for the Nenana Ice Classic was shattered this year. The previous official record was associated with the exceptional conditions in El Niño-affected winter of 1939-1940, when the ice went out on April 20th 1940. Though since 1940 was […]

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:44:26 +0000