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What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of May 14-20, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries. Number 109 on the list? Gabon. And number 13? Germany.

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:29:50 +0000


What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of May 7-13, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 207 countries. Number 61 on the list? Kazakhstan. And number 19? Indonesia.

Wed, 16 May 2018 10:11:42 +0000


Trinidadian photographer Maria Nunes pays tribute to ‘Carnival dreamers and makers’ in new book
"For me it’s about immersion. It’s about going all out, no half way business. Also, as a photographer I see myself as a participant too, not a spectator."

Tue, 15 May 2018 19:52:05 +0000


Will Dominica's new environment minister address post-Hurricane Maria challenges?
"At present, too many people on the island lack information about what they can expect from the recovery programme and [...] begin to make a difference in their lives."

Tue, 15 May 2018 16:11:18 +0000


‘Get involved in your communities': An American woman who fought for justice urges stronger activism
"I think the police need to be held accountable. Without accountability, there is no justice. That’s the biggest problem, no one is ever accountable."

Mon, 07 May 2018 13:55:37 +0000


What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of April 29-29, 2018, the most popular story on our Italian language site was about Azerbaijan. And on our Malagasy language site? A story about China.

Wed, 02 May 2018 12:53:58 +0000


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

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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In a Warming West, the Rio Grande Is Drying Up
Even in a good year, much of the Rio Grande is diverted for irrigation. But it’s only May, and the river is already turning to sand.

Fri, 25 May 2018 02:30:43 GMT


Taking on Climate Change
Trying to solve the problems that are affecting our world, and believing that they can make a difference.

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:28:08 GMT


Arctic Ice Is Getting ‘Younger.’ But That’s Not Healthier.
This week: The Arctic is melting, and Scott Pruitt is under fire. Also, we answer your question about investing, not just divesting, to make a difference.

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:30:16 GMT


Democrats Sharpen Focus as Scott Pruitt Testifies Again on Capitol Hill
The E.P.A. administrator made his third congressional appearance in less than a month and appeared unable to deflect some tough questions.

Wed, 16 May 2018 09:00:19 GMT


‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change
Many solidly Republican states have resisted aggressive climate policies, but Alaska is already seeing the dramatic effects of global warming.

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:41:17 GMT


John Zimmer Would Rather Die Than Take an Uber
The Lyft president on self-driving cars, climate change and not reinventing the bus.

Tue, 15 May 2018 09:00:01 GMT


The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.
The number of units worldwide is predicted to soar by midcentury, and the electricity to power them will increase planet-warming emissions.

Tue, 15 May 2018 07:00:06 GMT


In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing
This winter, the Arctic Ocean hit a record low for ice older than five years. Scientists say that summers in the Arctic may be ice-free in the future.

Mon, 14 May 2018 09:00:01 GMT


Trump, Softening His Tone, Calls for More Talks on Car Emissions
The president has directed his administration to negotiate with California over a proposed rollback of fuel economy and tailpipe emissions standards.

Fri, 11 May 2018 23:03:01 GMT


With Schneiderman Out, Environmental Fight Loses a Prominent Voice
As a leader of the fight against the Trump administration’s rollbacks leaves the stage, what comes next? And what about the Exxon investigation?

Wed, 09 May 2018 21:32:59 GMT
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Climate change? There are emojis for that.

Emojis have become a regular part of today’s online conversations. Those little pictures have evolved far beyond smiley faces. There are now hundreds of icons to liven up a message, from rainbows and hearts, to tiny koala bears and margaritas. […]

The post Climate change? There are emojis for that. appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 25 May 2018 11:00:51 +0000


Climate change puts pressure on Northeast forests

Forests in the northeastern U.S. are lush and diverse. Towering oaks in southern Connecticut give way to majestic sugar maples in Maine. D’Amato: “On a personal level, I certainly care a lot about the forest. It’s, from an aesthetic and […]

The post Climate change puts pressure on Northeast forests appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 24 May 2018 11:00:30 +0000


Reporter asks media for more ‘hope’ coverage

Former National Public Radio reporter and long-time climate reporter Elizabeth Arnold has some practical suggestions for her major outlet journalism peers still tilling for climate change stories: Offer audiences more hope and not just more of the impacts-focused coverage that […]

The post Reporter asks media for more ‘hope’ coverage appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 23 May 2018 11:05:07 +0000


Volunteers unearth climate data in ships’ logs

In the 1870s, the U.S.S. Jeannette set sail on a voyage to the North Pole. When the vessel reached the Arctic, it got stuck in ice floes. For two years, the ship, with its crew, drifted in frigid waters. Wood: […]

The post Volunteers unearth climate data in ships’ logs appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 23 May 2018 11:00:39 +0000


‘Avengers’ casualty: environmental understanding

Truth is “the first casualty” of war. So declared historian Philip Knightley, echoing sentiments voiced as far back as ancient Greece, in his account of how nationalist fervors distorted news coverage of international conflicts, from Crimea to Vietnam. Few would […]

The post ‘Avengers’ casualty: environmental understanding appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 22 May 2018 15:00:54 +0000


Male loggerhead hatchlings now rare in Florida

Every year in Florida, millions of baby sea turtles scramble across the sand from their nests to the ocean. Recently, almost all of these baby turtles have been female. Wyneken: “When an egg is laid, there’s no x and y […]

The post Male loggerhead hatchlings now rare in Florida appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 22 May 2018 11:00:29 +0000


School goes solar, saves money, buys laptops

Going solar does not only cut carbon pollution. At Stead Elementary School in Reno, Nevada, it’s also a learning opportunity. Two years ago, the local utility helped the school install solar panels. The initiative was part of a state program […]

The post School goes solar, saves money, buys laptops appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 21 May 2018 11:00:11 +0000


Meet scientist, feminist, activist Sarah Myhre

At the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in New Orleans last December, Sarah Myhre, PhD, joined with other scientists on a panel presenting and fielding questions on the science, economics, and politics of climate solutions. Myhre (pronounced my-ree) delivered a […]

The post Meet scientist, feminist, activist Sarah Myhre appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 18 May 2018 11:05:17 +0000


Pot grower helps his industry cut carbon

The market for legal marijuana is growing. So are efforts to reduce the industry’s carbon pollution. Cannabis is often grown indoors, where cultivators can control light, humidity, and temperature. Rivero: “To do that, we’re using technologies that consume sometimes quite […]

The post Pot grower helps his industry cut carbon appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 18 May 2018 11:00:36 +0000


Rising sea levels putting wildlife at risk

Just as rising seas pose serious threats to coastal residents and human-built systems and structures, and cause human climate refugees to flee low-lying atolls, these seas are also threatening many diverse species of wildlife. Coastal species are particularly affected, and […]

The post Rising sea levels putting wildlife at risk appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 17 May 2018 11:05:18 +0000
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Transparency in climate science
Good thing? Of course.* I was invited to give a short presentation to a committee at the National Academies last week on issues of reproducibility and replicability in climate science for a report they have been asked to prepare by Congress. My slides give a brief overview of the points I made, but basically the […]

Sat, 12 May 2018 18:08:27 +0000


Climate indicators
The climate system is complex, and a complete description of its state would require huge amounts of data. However, it is possible to keep track of its conditions through summary statistics. There are some nice resources which give an overview of a number for climate indicators. Some examples include NASA and The Climate Reality Project. The […]

Sun, 06 May 2018 14:21:41 +0000


Forced Responses: May 2018
The bimonthly open thread focused on climate solutions, mitigation and adaptation. Please keep this focused.

Sat, 05 May 2018 02:51:00 +0000


Unforced variations: May 2018
This month’s (slightly delayed) open thread on climate science topics.

Sat, 05 May 2018 02:47:16 +0000


Nenana Ice Classic 2018
Another year, another ice out date. As in previous years, here’s an update of the Nenana Ice Classic time series (raw date, and then with a small adjustment for the calendrical variations in ‘spring’). One time series doesn’t prove much, but this is of course part of a much larger archive of phenomenological climate-related data […]

Wed, 02 May 2018 02:38:48 +0000


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