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Antigua & Barbuda wants Harvard Law School to ‘make amends’ for the gains it enjoyed from slavery
"Admitting that Harvard benefited greatly from the backs of slaves in Antigua and making a few token changes to [...] a shield does nothing to correct the grave injustice."

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 03:04:29 +0000


What the door knockers in Colombia's Cartagena de Indias tell us about the city's history
Add beautiful door knockers to your list of reasons to visit Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:06:34 +0000


‘Hypersensitive’ or ‘horror'? Trinidad church mired in fashion show controversy
"Even though the church might promote the positive aspects of the culture [...] due care must be taken to ensure that participants do not cross the line into negativity and impropriety."

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:02:46 +0000


At a standstill: Can Haiti find a way out of its unending crisis?
As more and more Haitian people take to the streets to demand his resignation, President Jovenel Moïse seems intent on redirecting focus away from his government.

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:10:14 +0000


Cry of ‘Free the [bleeping] weed!’ leads to arrest of Trinidadian cannabis advocate
"To those who say the war is over, Rowley has promised to decriminalise, tell that to the citizens of this country who are packed 15 man to one stinking cell."

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:44:45 +0000


A mud volcano might explode in Trinidad: Are villagers prepared?
When the volcano last erupted in 1997, the village of Piparo was unprepared; if it happens again, residents are doing everything they can to ensure the response will be different.

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:46:39 +0000


Kanye West's use of Jamaican symbols sparks national dialogue on ‘branding’
"Successive political administrations have never fully appreciated the economic value of the brand ‘Jamaica’ nor the symbols that [represent] that brand including its flag and its coat of arms..."

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:25:36 +0000


Remains of Trinidad and Tobago's First Peoples returned to resting place
The remains of 60 indigenous ancestors were reinterred in a ceremony to properly honour the dead and recognise the importance of the local First Peoples community.

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:50:34 +0000


Is Trinidad & Tobago's LED lightbulb initiative a bright idea or a shot in the dark?
It may seem like a good idea in theory, but citizens are concerned that the fiscal measure of providing 400,000 households with LED bulbs is not part of a bigger plan.

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:44:19 +0000


Is Rihanna Barbadian or Jamaican? Jamaican Twitter claims the superstar as their own
Barbadian Twitter users poked fun at the Jamaican Dollar exchange rate, so Jamaicans did the next best thing — they claimed Rihanna.

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:28:26 +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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Apocalypse Got You Down? Maybe This Will Help
Searching for a cure for my climate crisis grief.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:55:39 GMT


Nestlé Says It Can Be Virtuous and Profitable. Is That Even Possible?
The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:24 GMT


Trump and His Party of Pollution
Environmental destruction may be their biggest legacy.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:30:06 GMT


Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters. Experts Aren’t Impressed.
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:54:44 GMT


Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide
A study from the Lancet points to infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and even malnutrition as threats to child health as the climate changes. 

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:30:08 GMT


One Thing We Can Do: Balance Our Energy Demand
Also this week, the carbon footprint of the very, very wealthy

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:01:17 GMT


Venice Flooding Brings City to ‘Its Knees’
The mayor called for a state of emergency after the Italian city was submerged under “acqua alta,” an exceptionally high tide — the worst in 50 years.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:07:22 GMT


5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future
Here's how the next 20 years are shaping up in terms of energy, and what it means for global warming.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:11 GMT


Greta Thunberg Sets Sail, Again, After Climate Talks Relocate
Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short notice.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:00:09 GMT


Maya Lin to Conjure Dying Trees to Make a Point
Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate change.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:03:51 GMT
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A meteorologist bets his career on climate change

Climate change journalism is having a moment. Earlier this fall the flood gates opened as hundreds of international news outlets cranked out thousands of climate stories. But will this mass messaging moment evolve into a sustained messaging movement? I’ve bet […]

The post A meteorologist bets his career on climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:05:43 +0000


Therapist collects people’s dreams about climate change

If you’ve had a dream about climate change, there’s a therapist in New York who’d love to hear about it. “When I collect these dreams, I find them interesting because I see all of our psyches working on the same […]

The post Therapist collects people’s dreams about climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:00:23 +0000


‘How is climate change affecting autumn?’

Dear Sara, I would like to read your prediction of the effects of climate change on the traditional four weather seasons. From a lifestyle preference, it has been nice for me to know that in the summer, there will be […]

The post ‘How is climate change affecting autumn?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:05:11 +0000


Colombia’s carbon tax could help protect the Amazon rainforest

The vast tropical forests of Colombia contain an immense amount of carbon but they are being cut down at a rapid rate. So protecting and restoring these forests is an important way to slow global warming. In 2017, the country […]

The post Colombia’s carbon tax could help protect the Amazon rainforest appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:00:48 +0000


High school seniors do research in Greenland

The ski-equipped Air National Guard LC-130 carried Alana Macken to Greenland nearly a year after the Northern California firestorm roared through her hometown of Santa Rosa in 2017, killing 22 people and destroying more than 5,000 structures. The fires deeply […]

The post High school seniors do research in Greenland appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:05:28 +0000


Branford, Connecticut, sets up fund to pay for costs of climate change

Saving for retirement pays off. If you deposit money into an IRA, its earnings can grow over time, and so can your nest egg. James Finch is the director of finance for Branford, Connecticut. He says as cities and towns […]

The post Branford, Connecticut, sets up fund to pay for costs of climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:00:55 +0000


Doubling down: Researchers investigate compound climate risks

It was a grim day in Moscow on July 25, 2010. The English-language Moscow Times reported that the Russian capital had broken the 1936 temperature record for July: 98 degrees Fahrenheit. That month, the city, where air conditioning was (and […]

The post Doubling down: Researchers investigate compound climate risks appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:05:18 +0000


Harvard research could shed light on geoengineering

To avoid the worst consequences of global warming, the world urgently needs to cut carbon pollution. But cutting pollution from the world’s energy system takes time, so some suggest that we also need to consider geoengineering the climate to cool […]

The post Harvard research could shed light on geoengineering appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:00:29 +0000


Veteran urges other veterans to fight for the climate

Wilson “Woody” Powell served in the Air Force during the Korean war. But in the decades since, he’s become staunchly anti-war. Through the group Veterans for Peace, Powell has spoken out against conflicts, sought justice for civilian victims, and mentored […]

The post Veteran urges other veterans to fight for the climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:00:38 +0000


Motherhood on a flooded earth

Set a little over a century from now, Kassandra Montag’s After the Flood depicts an earth completely transformed by climate change and rising seas. The overflowing oceans first devastated the coastal cities and then the middle parts of continents, leaving […]

The post Motherhood on a flooded earth appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:05:08 +0000
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10 years on
I woke up on Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 completely unaware of what was about to unfold. I tried to log in to RealClimate, but for some reason my login did not work. Neither did the admin login. I logged in to the back-end via ssh, only to be inexplicably logged out again. I did it […]

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:51:47 +0000


Sensitive But Unclassified
The US federal government goes to quite a lot of effort to (mostly successfully) keep sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information (like personal data) out of the hands of people who would abuse it. But when it comes to the latest climate models, quite a few are SBU as well. The results from climate models that […]

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:37:51 +0000


Unforced variations: Nov 2019
This month’s open thread.

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:11:04 +0000


Do you want to share your views on climate change and reading blogs?
A survey is conducted by researchers of Cambridge University and Wageningen University. They have asked us to post information about it. Please share your views on climate change and reading blogs by filling out this survey. The data will be used to get a better understanding of climate change blog audiences’ views on climate change […]

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:57:37 +0000


More than 500 people misunderstand climate change
A consensus is usually established when one explanation is more convincing than alternative accounts, convincing the majority. This is also true in science. However, science-based knowledge is also our best description of our world because it is built on testing hypotheses that are independently reexamined by colleagues. It is also typical that there are a […]

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:01:42 +0000


Forced responses: Oct 2019
Bi-monthly open thread on climate solutions. Please try to be civil. Remember, climate science questions can be discussed on the Unforced Variations thread.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:59:51 +0000


Unforced Variations: Oct 2019
This month’s open thread. Please try to stick to climate science topics.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:56:52 +0000


Unforced variations: Sep 2019
This month’s open thread for climate science topics. A new two-part community assessment of tropical storms and climate change is online at BAMS: Knutson et al. ; . And for those interested in Arctic Sea Ice, there is always the NSIDC.

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 21:30:36 +0000


The Antarctic ice sheet is melting and, yeah, it’s probably our fault.
Glaciers in West Antarctica have thinned and accelerated in the last few decades.  A new paper provides some of the first evidence that this is due to human activities. by Eric Steig It’s been some time since I wrote anything for RealClimate. In the interim there’s been a lot of important new work in the area […]

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:56:47 +0000


Background on the role of natural climate variability in West Antarctic ice sheet change.
This is a summary of some of the key details that underpin the discussion of anthropogenic vs. natural forcing in driving glacier change in West Antarctica. This is useful background for the paper by Holland et al. (2019), discussed in another post (here). We’ve known for some time that Pine Island Glacier (PIG) and Thwaites Glacier, […]

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:56:21 +0000