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Protests in Trinidad's Capital as Residents Face Off with Police
Police say they shot and killed a man in a shootout, protestors claim it was an extrajudicial killing, wider society has no sympathy, and no solutions are being put forward.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:07:30 +0000


What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?
During the week of February 12-18, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 209 countries. Number 68 on the list? Honduras. And number 139? Somalia.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:41:19 +0000


What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?
During the week of February 5-11, 2018, Global Voices' stories and translations attracted readers from 195 countries!

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:25:44 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago Finally Gets Its ‘Steups’ Emoji
One Trinidadian Facebook user, tired of waiting for Facebook to get the memo about the need for a "steups" emoji, went and designed one herself.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:43:46 +0000


As the World Celebrates Bob Marley Day, Reggae is Changing and So Are Its Fans
"Consciousness and liberation are some of the messages we expect from Rasta, unfortunately, it [appears] Rasta has lost its value locally and as an agent of change in our society."

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:28:52 +0000


It Is Not Only LGBT Jamaicans Who Welcome the Government's Ban of Controversial U.S. Preacher
"The Caribbean region has had a long history of oppressive teachings in the name of church and evangelism. We now need to facilitate healing and protection from further division [...]"

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 18:00:25 +0000


After a Top Model is Sent to a Mental Hospital, Vincentians Fear Politics and Patriarchy Are in Play
"If Yugge doesn’t have access to justice, what makes us think that any of us are protected?"

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:05:44 +0000


Exclusion and Judgement Won't Solve Crime in Trinidad & Tobago
"Individualism, selfishness and greed are not traits exclusive to our poster boys for crime. For many of us, unless there is transgression into our immediate space, we [aren't concerned]."

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:30:57 +0000


Jamaicans Call for Tougher Anti-Crime Measures as Yet Another Police Commissioner Resigns
"All eyes will be on the Police Service Commission as it prepares Jamaica for an uncertain future."

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:21:03 +0000


Changing Trinidad & Tobago Carnival's Culture Starts With Consent
"Flirting is not a crime. Forcing your attention on someone is." Trinidad and Tobago Carnival may be experiencing "a progressive cultural shift”.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:49:48 +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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New Candidates Emerge for Trump’s Top Environmental Adviser
A new candidate was needed after the White House withdrew its previous nominee, who had drawn criticism for calling carbon dioxide the “gas of life.”

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:06:44 GMT


Can the Games Be Green?
What will Pyeongchang’s environmental legacy be? Also: A Trump adviser who resigned last week says the Paris agreement is worth protecting.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:23:24 GMT


How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming
More Americans than ever say that climate change is caused mainly by human activity. We talked to six people about what changed their minds.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:27 GMT


The Dirty Little Deals That Would Foul the Environment
Republicans are adding measures to appropriations bills that would gut protections of the air, water and landscape.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:22:34 GMT


Saving Winter Is About More Than Snow. It’s About Jobs.
Aggressive action on the climate is essential to save the sports celebrated at the Winter Games and the businesses that depend on them.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:45:16 GMT


A Spy’s Guide to Climate Change
The government’s intelligence agencies warn of big problems ahead, despite what the president might say.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:45:16 GMT


7 Billion People, One Planet. Can Everyone’s Needs Be Met?
There’s only one country that comes close to balancing sustainability and quality of life. Also, a study says Tuvalu isn’t shrinking after all.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:21:28 GMT


Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’
While the United States may be weakening protections for wilderness, the creation of Yaguas National Park protects millions of acres from development and deforestation.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:50 GMT


‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’
How a group of five activists called the Valve Turners decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:00:38 GMT


A Hot, Dry Winter in California. Could It Be Drought Again?
A persistent ridge of air in the Pacific is keeping winter storms away, and the Sierra snowpack, source of much of the state's water, is suffering.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:00:25 GMT
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Minister urges Christians to act on climate

Sharon Delgado is a retired United Methodist minister and activist who challenges Christians to reflect on how their faith relates to climate change. In her new book, Love in a Time of Climate Change, Delgado uses scripture and religious teachings [...]

The post Minister urges Christians to act on climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:34 +0000


Venice builds gates to keep out the sea

Venice is known for old cathedrals, Renaissance art, scenic bridges, and canals. But when high tides cause those canals to overflow, life in the Italian city gets a bit less picturesque. Silvestri: “It’s not pleasant to have water inside your [...]

The post Venice builds gates to keep out the sea appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:27 +0000


The evolution of a one-time climate skeptic

Climate change policy analyst* Jerry Taylor spent more than 25 years earning his well-deserved reputation as the skunk at the picnic of American climate scientists. Taylor – the focus of this month’s “This is Not Cool” video – cut his [...]

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:57:22 +0000


Artist marks places threatened by floods

In 2007, artist Eve Mosher drew a 70-mile chalk line on the ground in New York City. Snaking past nursing homes, schools, playgrounds, and housing projects near the waterfront, it outlined the areas scientists said were threatened by coastal flooding [...]

The post Artist marks places threatened by floods appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:58 +0000


Rising CO2 is making food less nutritious

Rising carbon dioxide levels are causing climate change. But they could also be making the food on your plate less nutritious. Loladze: “Every time you eat, say, a carrot or a bread or potatoes, the quality of it is different [...]

The post Rising CO2 is making food less nutritious appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:08 +0000


Books on the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland

Typically one of the coldest months of the year, February seems a good time to present a selection of books that explore how climate change is affecting the coldest regions of the world. Eleven of the 13 titles presented below [...]

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:05:22 +0000


Company tests tidal energy

The tides come in and the tides go out. To most people, it’s just a lot of water sloshing around. But some see it as a source of energy. A company called Cape Sharp Tidal is developing underwater turbines that [...]

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:38 +0000


A warmer Arctic may drive East Coast cold

Vicky Autrey’s town in eastern North Carolina started off the new year cold and snowy. A little snow isn’t unheard of in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Autrey said that her town, located 30 miles northeast of Raleigh, can usually expect [...]

The post A warmer Arctic may drive East Coast cold appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:05:49 +0000


How Baltimore is preparing for sea-level rise

Baltimore’s inner harbor is a hub of tourist activity, with an aquarium, museums, historic ships, restaurants, and hotels all clustered near the waterfront. McNeilly: “We are, here in Baltimore, like in many cities, very dependent on the economic activity around [...]

The post How Baltimore is preparing for sea-level rise appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:26 +0000


Clean energy jobs are booming in Minnesota

Clean energy takes a lot of work – and that’s good news for Minnesota’s job market. Mast: “This rapid transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy is driving significant job growth all across the state.” That’s Gregg Mast of Clean [...]

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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:16 +0000
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Unforced variations: Feb 2018
This month’s open thread for climate science topics. Note that discussions about mitigation and/or adaptation should be on the Forced Responses thread. Let’s try and avoid a Groundhog Day scenario in the comments!

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:31:11 +0000


IPCC Communication handbook
A new handbook on science communication came out from IPCC this week. Nominally it’s for climate science related communications, but it has a wider application as well. This arose mainly out of an “Expert meeting on Communication” that IPCC held in 2016. 6 principles to help IPCC scientists better communicate their work There was a […]

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:32:14 +0000


The global CO2 rise: the facts, Exxon and the favorite denial tricks
The basic facts about the global increase of CO2 in our atmosphere are clear and established beyond reasonable doubt. Nevertheless, I’ve recently seen some of the old myths peddled by “climate skeptics” pop up again. Are the forests responsible for the CO2 increase? Or volcanoes? Or perhaps the oceans? Let’s start with a brief overview […]

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:53:02 +0000


The claim of reduced uncertainty for equilibrium climate sensitivity is premature
A recent story in the Guardian claims that new calculations reduce the uncertainty associated with a global warming: A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, … It was based on a study recently published in Nature , however, I […]

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:53:24 +0000


2017 temperature summary
This is a thread to discuss the surface temperature records that were all released yesterday (Jan 18). There is far too much data-vizualization on this to link to, but feel free to do so in the comments. Bottom line? It’s still getting warmer. [Update: the page of model/observational data comparisons has now been updated too.]

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:09:51 +0000


Forced Responses: Jan 2018
This is a new class of open thread for discussions of climate solutions, mitigation and adaptation. As always, please be respectful of other commentators and try to avoid using repetition to make your points. Discussions related to the physical Earth System should be on the Unforced Variations threads.

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:30:01 +0000


Unforced Variations: Jan 2018
Happy new year, and a happy new open thread. In response to some the comments we’ve been getting about previous open threads, we are going to try separating out OT comments on mitigation/saving the planet/theories of political action from ones related to the physical climate system. This thread remains a place for climate science issues, […]

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:28:59 +0000


What did NASA know? and when did they know it?
If you think you know why NASA did not report the discovery of the Antarctic polar ozone hole in 1984 before the publication of in May 1985, you might well be wrong. One of the most fun things in research is what happens when you try and find a reference to a commonly-known fact and […]

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 23:06:24 +0000


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