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Transgender Woman's Murder in Trinidad & Tobago Highlights Ostracism Faced by LGBTQ Community
"This wonderful human being, who cared so much for others, died for no reason .. other than perhaps, being different."

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:42:55 +0000


The Conviction of Another Dancehall Star Fails to Shock Crime-Weary Jamaicans
Following the incarceration of Vybz Kartel, Ninja Man is the second major dancehall artist in recent times to be convicted of murder in crime-weary Jamaica.

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:30:58 +0000


Glimpses of Hope as Dominica Rebuilds After Hurricane Maria
"You will see the drastic difference in how the landscape changed after the storm [...] I’m planning future timelapse films, to hopefully showcase the return of our lush, green landscapes."

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:42:45 +0000


Musicians Think There's #NoGreaterTime to Advocate for Change in Trinidad & Tobago
A new musical project delivers an inspirational message of unity to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, challenging them to collectively create "a more peaceful society".

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:08:15 +0000


With a Little Help From Humans, the Caribbean's Birds Are Attempting a Post-Hurricane Comeback
Wildlife suffers from the effects of natural disasters too, and after the tough 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, conservationists across the Caribbean are helping bird populations to be resilient.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:49:27 +0000


Jamaican Women Demand the Right to ‘Bare Arms’ at Government Offices
"There are Jamaicans who are being denied services that they are entitled to because of these dress codes [...] a serious issue to be addressed."

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:38:07 +0000


A One-Two Punch of Natural Disasters in Cuba’s Camagüey
Hurricanes go, but in Camagüey the victims stay. Irma was the final blow after the tornado that battered them on 29 August 2017.

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:30:00 +0000


Jamaican Prime Minister’s Barefoot Campaigning Inspires Laughs—and Questions About Infrastructure
Despite the showmanship involved in the campaigning in a key constituency in an important Jamaican by-election, netizens wonder whether anything will actually change after the votes are in.

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:05:10 +0000


In Trinidad & Tobago, It's No ‘Small Thing’ How People Rallied After Flooding
While most people had "no words" to describe the damage caused by days of flooding, the deputy head of the country's disaster agency called the situation "a small thing".

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:09:35 +0000


‘They Tried to Give Us One Day Back’ — Trinidad & Tobago Marks a ‘One-Off’ First Peoples Day
"How do you know you are indigenous? [...] It does not matter what we are called, we know who we are. It is you who do not recognise me."

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:59:24 +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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2017: The Year in Climate
From melting ice to hotter summers to water crises, here are the climate stories to read from this year.




4 Reasons California’s Fires Are So Bad This Year
California has suffered unusually destructive fires this year. Here’s why.




4 Takeaways From a Gathering of Mayors on Climate Change
Dozens of mayors met in Chicago to speak about the perils of climate change, announcing their own standards in the mold of the Paris treaty.




Are We an Invasive Species? Plus, Other Burning Climate Questions
We tackle three reader questions in our weekly climate newsletter.




In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire
The recent cycle of drought and deluge in California led to major fire risk. Climate change makes that cycle worse.




Read Scott Pruitt’s Full Response
Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, said in a letter Monday that he was “committed to holding up the E.P.A.’s scientific integrity policy.”




Renewable Energy Is Surging. The G.O.P. Tax Bill Could Curtail That.
The tax bills moving through Congress could hobble the United States’ renewable energy industry because of provisions that scale back incentives for wind and solar power.




Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Says Agency Scientists Are Free to Discuss Their Work
Mr. Pruitt was responding to concerns over the agency’s decision to bar two scientists and a consultant from presenting their research at a conference in October.




The Scientists Who Track Climate Change in the Field
Lucas Foglia has spent the past two years photographing the climate scientists who traverse glaciers and mountains to collect data — work that largely goes unnoticed. 




The Scientists Who Track Climate Change in the Field
Lucas Foglia has spent the past two years photographing the climate scientists who traverse glaciers and mountains to collect data — work that largely goes unnoticed.


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Where Americans will move as seas rise

As sea levels rise and coastal flooding increases over the next several decades, millions of Americans may need to move inland. Mathew Hauer of the University of Georgia is studying where these climate migrants are likely to go. Hauer: “We [...]

The post Where Americans will move as seas rise appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:24 +0000


The holidays have a huge carbon footprint

The holidays can be a time of abundance, with lots of food, gift-giving, and fun. Unfortunately, they’re also a time of abundant carbon pollution. Fotheringham: “The carbon footprint of the holidays is really huge.” Nikki Fotheringham, editor of the blog [...]

The post The holidays have a huge carbon footprint appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:59 +0000


Climate change and international conflict (pt. 2)

In early November, Americans honored the service and sacrifices their soldiers have made in foreign wars. Given the discussions at the climate meeting just concluded in Bonn, Americans may wonder whether they will soon find themselves honoring veterans of climate [...]

The post Climate change and international conflict (pt. 2) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:05:40 +0000


The solar industry is still fragile

After working at a convenience store for five years, Las Vegas resident Connie Berry was ready for a change. In 2015, she started a new career as a solar installer. Berry: “Things were going really good for about seven months.” [...]

The post The solar industry is still fragile appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:00:33 +0000


America’s Pledge report … strong promises

California Governor Jerry Brown, addressing a November 29 meeting on climate change in San Francisco,  remarked that China’s efforts to put more electric vehicles on its roadways will likely help California push the American auto industry toward building more zero-emission cars. [...]

The post America’s Pledge report … strong promises appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:05:20 +0000


As sea levels rise, ‘ghost forests’ expand

In the marsh lands of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, you may stumble across a spooky sight: hundreds of dead Atlantic white cedars poking out of the water. Some people call these places “ghost forests”. Able: “Locally, we refer to these [...]

The post As sea levels rise, ‘ghost forests’ expand appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:00:50 +0000


Web series aims to make climate change funny

Global warming is no laughing matter. But the creator of a new online sitcom called “The North Pole” hopes humor will engage a broader audience. Josh Healey is writer and producer. Healey: “If you want to reach young people, and [...]

The post Web series aims to make climate change funny appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:00:33 +0000


Why 2017’s hurricane season was so bad

Hurricane season just ended. Looking back on devastating storms like Harvey, Irma, and Maria, you may wonder if climate change played a role. Carl Parker, hurricane specialist with The Weather Channel, says there’s little room for doubt that climate change [...]

The post Why 2017’s hurricane season was so bad appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:00:29 +0000


Was your autumn weird?

At Brenda Whittaker’s home in Guelph, Ontario, the usually vibrant red and orange colors of her maple trees looked dull this fall. Born and raised in Guelph, she has watched autumn change for 62 years. Whittaker wonders if warmer temperatures [...]

The post Was your autumn weird? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:55:17 +0000


Veteran touts benefits of clean energy

Energy is critical for military operations. From flashlights to vehicles, everything must be powered up and ready to go. It’s a lesson veteran Sarah Barbo learned firsthand during her tour in Iraq. Barbo: “So much of a soldier’s job is [...]

The post Veteran touts benefits of clean energy appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:00:37 +0000
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Fall AGU 2017
It’s that time of year again. #AGU17 is from Dec 11 to Dec 16 in New Orleans (the traditional venue in San Francisco is undergoing renovations). As in previous years, there will be extensive live streams from “AGU On Demand” (free, but an online registration is required) of interesting sessions and the keynote lectures from […]

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:40:21 +0000


Unforced Variations: Dec 2017
Last open-thread of the year. Tips for new books for people to read over the holidays? Highlights of Fall AGU (Dec 11-15, New Orleans)? Requests for what should be in the end of year updates? Try to be nice.

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 20:02:09 +0000


A brief review of rainfall statistics
There have been a number of studies which show that we can expect more extreme rainfall with a global warming . Hence, there is a need to increase our resilience to more rainfall in the future. We can say something about how the rainfall statistics will be affected by a global warming, even when the […]

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:53:11 +0000


O Say can you See Ice…
Some concerns about continued monitoring of sea ice by remote sensing were raised this week in Nature News an article in the (UK) Observer: Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change. The last headline is not really correct, but the underlying issues are real. What is this about? Since the late seventies, […]

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 04:35:01 +0000


Unforced variations: Nov 2017
This month’s open thread. Lawsuits about scientific disputes, the new Climate Science Special Report from the National Climate Assessment, and (imminently) the WMO State of the Climate statement for 2017.

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 16:58:49 +0000


El Niño and the record years 1998 and 2016
2017 is set to be one of warmest years on record. Gavin has been making regular forecasts of where 2017 will end up, and it is now set to be #2 or #3 in the list of hottest years: With update thru September, ~80% chance of 2017 being 2nd warmest yr in the GISTEMP analysis […]

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:02:44 +0000


O Say Can You CO2…
Guest Commentary by Scott Denning The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) was launched in 2014 to make fine-scale measurements of the total column concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. As luck would have it, the initial couple of years of data from OCO-2 documented a period with the fastest rate of CO2 increase ever measured, more […]

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:22:50 +0000


1.5ºC: Geophysically impossible or not?
Guest commentary by Ben Sanderson Millar et al’s recent paper in Nature Geoscience has provoked a lot of lively discussion, with the authors of the original paper releasing a statement to clarify that their paper did not suggest that “action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is no longer urgent“, rather that 1.5ºC (above the pre-industrial) […]

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:53:18 +0000


…the Harde they fall.
Back in February we highlighted an obviously wrong paper by Harde which purported to scrutinize the carbon cycle. Well, thanks to a crowd sourced effort which we helped instigate, a comprehensive scrutiny of those claims has just been . Lead by Peter Köhler, this included scientists from multiple disciplines working together to clearly report on […]

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:27:43 +0000


Unforced variations: Oct 2017
This month’s open thread. Carbon budgets, Arctic sea ice minimum, methane emissions, hurricanes, volcanic impacts on climate… Please try and stick to these or similar topics.

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:49:21 +0000