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UK strain of COVID-19 arrives in Trinidad & Tobago
The variant was detected via genome sequencing testing being done by the University of the West Indies.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 01:50:04 +0000


Caribbean denounces Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on terrorism list; hopes for a reversal with Biden
Some expect the Biden/Harris administration to re-establish a working relationship with the island; other Cuban commentators find that unlikely. Either way, CARICOM wants Cuba taken off the US' terrorism list.

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:34:44 +0000


Guyanese-American author celebrates Caribbean identity in new alphabet book
'I noticed how scarce and inaccessible Black children's literature was, compared to other fictional children's books.'

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:35:15 +0000


Caribbean calls for global summit to address fair COVID-19 vaccine roll-out
CARICOM is 'deeply concerned at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines,' noting that smaller countries would inevitably find it difficult to compete.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:44:15 +0000


The Caribbean Community stands with Guyana in Venezuela border dispute
In a virtual meeting on January 12, Caribbean leaders put their support behind Guyana, the CARICOM member state in which energy company ExxonMobil began oil exploration in 2008.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:57:49 +0000


Venezuela refuels its territorial dispute with Guyana in area with massive offshore oil find
In the wake of ExxonMobil's discovery of massive energy reserves in Guyana, a centuries-old border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana heats up.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 21:09:42 +0000


The pandemic killed Trinidad & Tobago's 2021 Carnival, but soca music keeps the spirit alive
"Soca Music is an experience, nothing can beat the feeling you get when [...] you hear that one song that hits you with a wave of emotion."

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 16:39:49 +0000


‘This is the USA?’ The Caribbean reacts to the Capitol protests
As thousands of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, Caribbean netizens couldn't help but notice the term 'shithole country' had now been turned on its head.

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:08:54 +0000


‘Caribbean super salesman,’ Jamaican tourism mogul ‘Butch’ Stewart, dies at 79
Jamaican hotelier Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the self-made businessman who perfected the all-inclusive tourism model for which the Caribbean has become famous, died at a Miami hospital.

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 22:12:21 +0000


From COVID-19 to Caribbean literature, this is what the region looked like in 2020
COVID-19 was at the top of the news cycle this year. In the Caribbean, the pandemic exacerbated already existing issues, but also allowed regional netizens to reimagine their collective future.

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 17:25:01 +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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Biden, With Powerful Allies and Foes, Targets Climate Change
The president is moving rapidly to address climate change, with some unlikely allies behind him and huge hurdles ahead — some in his own party.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:11:02 +0000


Firefighters Battle an Unseen Hazard: Their Gear Could Be Toxic
This week, in a first, firefighters are demanding independent testing for cancer-linked chemicals known as PFAS in their gear and that their union drop sponsorships from chemical and equipment makers.

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 20:26:59 +0000


BlackRock's Larry Fink Sets a Bolder Climate Goal in Annual Letter
Larry Fink is using his firm’s huge influence to pressure companies to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:23:12 +0000


Biden Launches Climate Change Efforts
The president will announce a suite of executive actions on Wednesday to combat climate change, two people familiar with his plans said, and will ask federal agencies to determine the extent of a drilling ban.

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:24:53 +0000


Larry Fink of BlackRock Sets Bold Climate Goals for Corporate America
The BlackRock chief plans to pressure companies to do more to cut carbon emissions, using the weight of his firm’s $9 trillion in assets.

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:06:02 +0000


I’ve Said Goodbye to ‘Normal.’ You Should, Too.
Climate change is upending the world as we know it, and coping with it demands widespread, radical action.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:45:17 +0000


FEMA Plan Would Free Up Billions for Preventing Climate Disasters
Emergency management officials aim to funnel up to $10 billion into preventing climate disasters. The plan “would dwarf all previous grant programs of its kind,” one analyst said.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:51:18 +0000


Tamara Lindeman's New Album 'Ignorance' Explores Climate Change
The 36-year-old Canadian musician Tamara Lindeman’s piercing new album, “Ignorance,” explores the emotional impacts of a global problem.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:44:46 +0000


Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years
President Biden has promised to reinstate more than 100 rules and regulations aimed at environmental protection that his predecessor rolled back. It won’t happen overnight.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:03:15 +0000


Three Books Offer New Ways to Think About Environmental Disaster
A study of war crimes against nature, a guide for surviving climate change and a call for direct action against fossil fuels.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:56:29 +0000
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Poet Amanda Gorman’s ‘Earthrise’ climate change video

Poet Amanda Gorman got well-deserved rave reviews for her dramatic reading of her six-minute “The Hill We Climb” poem January 20 before a global TV and online inauguration day audience. It’s fair to say that for many, she in effect […]

The post Poet Amanda Gorman’s ‘Earthrise’ climate change video appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:43:28 +0000


Study: Accounting for value of nature reinforces Paris climate targets

A new study in Nature Sustainability incorporates the damages that climate change does to healthy ecosystems into standard climate-economics models. The key finding in the study by Bernardo Bastien-Olvera and Frances Moore from the University of California at Davis: The […]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:10:12 +0000


Deadlines loom for Capitol Hill action on Trump-era climate issues

Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks, figuratively speaking, on what the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days in office reveal about its making climate change a top priority. Those words have flowed both at this site and many other […]

The post Deadlines loom for Capitol Hill action on Trump-era climate issues appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:05:13 +0000


‘Unprecedented, or close to it’: COVID-19 lockdowns led to huge drop in global warming pollution

Early last year, countries began imposing lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19. People stopped flying, offices closed, and many factories stopped production. In some places, polluted hazy skies soon cleared, and distant mountains came into view. “So everyone had […]

The post ‘Unprecedented, or close to it’: COVID-19 lockdowns led to huge drop in global warming pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:00:05 +0000


World hammered by record 50 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2020

Earth was besieged by a record 50 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2020, the most such disasters ever recorded after adjusting for inflation, said insurance broker Aon (formerly called Aon Benfield) in its annual report issued January 25. The previous record […]

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Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:58:36 +0000


Scientist Mike Mann’s must-read book, ‘The New Climate War’

The New Climate War: the fight to take back our planet is the latest must-read book by leading climate change scientist and communicator Michael Mann of Penn State University. Published January 12, 2021, The New Climate War describes how outright […]

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Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:05:03 +0000


Century-old home in Michigan produces more energy than it uses

In 2006, Matt Grocoff bought a century-old house in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It had a south-facing roof, big windows, and heart pine floors. “It was our dream house,” he says. But it lacked insulation, the windows leaked, and a 50-year-old […]

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Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:00:26 +0000


12 new books explore fresh approaches to act on climate change

Despite a journey to this moment even more treacherous than expected, Americans now have a fresh opportunity to act, decisively, on climate change. The authors of the many new books released in just the past few months (or scheduled to […]

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Fri, 22 Jan 2021 12:15:15 +0000


‘Are leaf blowers bad for us?’

Hi Sara, I’m reaching out to learn if you offer any guidance/support/irrefutable facts re: gas-powered leaf blowers. I am presenting the information to my town so they’ll consider a ban. The leaf blowers committee is arguing that town board members […]

The post ‘Are leaf blowers bad for us?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 22 Jan 2021 12:10:22 +0000


How to evacuate with pets during a wildfire, hurricane, or other disaster

In a wildfire, hurricane, or other disaster, people with pets should heed the Humane Society’s advice: If it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your animals either. Whether your charge is a lap dog, bird, outdoor cat, or […]

The post How to evacuate with pets during a wildfire, hurricane, or other disaster appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 22 Jan 2021 12:05:36 +0000
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Update day 2021
As is now traditional, every year around this time we update the model-observation comparison page with an additional annual observational point, and upgrade any observational products to their latest versions. A couple of notable issues this year. HadCRUT has now been updated to version 5 which includes polar infilling, making the Cowtan and Way dataset […]

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 01:00:05 +0000


2020 Hindsight
Yesterday was the day that NASA, NOAA, the Hadley Centre and Berkeley Earth delivered their final assessments for temperatures in Dec 2020, and thus their annual summaries. The headline results have received a fair bit of attention in the media (NYT, WaPo, BBC, The Guardian etc.) and the conclusion that 2020 was pretty much tied […]

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 01:18:53 +0000


Flyer tipping
You would be forgiven for not paying attention to the usual suspects of climate denial right now, but they are trying to keep busy anyway. Last week (January 8), Roy Spencer [Update Jan 13: now deleted] posted a series of Climate Change “flyers” on his personal blog that purported to be organised by David Legates […]

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:07:54 +0000


Forced Responses: Jan 2021
A new open thread for climate solutions in the new year (and the soon-to-be new US administration actions). As for the climate science open threads, please try to renew your commitment to constructive dialog that prioritises light over heat (like LED bulbs for instance!). Thanks!

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 15:04:21 +0000


Unforced Variations: Jan 2021
According to the somewhat arbitrary customs of our age, the 1st of January marks the beginning of a new year, a new decade and, by analogy, a new start in human affairs. So shall it be at RealClimate too.

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 15:00:25 +0000


2020 vision
No-one needs another litany of all the terrible things that happened this year, but there are three areas relevant to climate science that are worth thinking about: What actually happened in climate/weather (and how they can be teased apart). There is a good summary on the BBC radio Discover program covering wildfires, heat waves, Arctic […]

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 15:01:50 +0000


The number of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic
2020 has been an unusual and challenging year in many ways. One was the record-breaking number of named tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic (and the Carribean Sea). There has been 30 named North Atlantic tropical cyclones in 2020, beating the previous record of 28 from 2005 by two. A natural question then is whether […]

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:13:32 +0000


An ever more perfect dataset?
Do you remember when global warming was small enough for people to care about the details of how climate scientists put together records of global temperature history? Seems like a long time ago… Nonetheless, it’s worth a quick post to discuss the latest updates in HadCRUT (the data product put together by the UK’s Hadley […]

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 01:54:53 +0000


Forced responses: Dec 2020
The bimonthly open thread on climate solution discussions. Topics might focus on the incoming Biden administration, the five year anniversary of the Paris Accords, and the challenge of making post-covid plans sustainable. Climate science issues should be raised here.

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 12:24:35 +0000


Unforced variations: Dec 2020
This month’s open thread. Topics might include the record breaking hurricane season, odds for the warmest year horse race (and it’s relevance or not), or indeed anything climate science related.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:03:43 +0000