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Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?
For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:10:57 +0000


Three Generations of Jamaican Textile Artists Reflect Strong Women's Voices
“Unresolved injustices are not acceptable […] With this exhibition, I chose to focus on creating a space for healing, of sanctuaries for those to whom justice has been unrequited.”

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:26:19 +0000


2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winner Trinidadian Ingrid Persaud Talks Writing
"When you are not writing, you should be reading. Writers are never off duty."

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:33:44 +0000


Jamaica Police Review Absolves Officers in Tivoli Gardens Incursion
The Jamaican Constabulary Force's assessment of its actions during the 2010 state of emergency is being interpreted as "defensive and dismissive in a manner that is not appropriate or useful."

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:48:09 +0000


Music Group Bokanté Serves Up Songs in the Key of Creole
The fusion of West African music, Mississippi Delta blues and Caribbean rhythms are what the band Bokanté is all about.

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:00:16 +0000


Firing His Last Bolt — Jamaica's Superstar Sprinter Comes In Third To An Old, Unloved Rival In His Final Race
"His bronze medal proves his humanity [...] It is highly unlikely that those of us living now will ever see the likes of him again."

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 02:52:09 +0000


‘My Freedom Is Mine’ — Caribbean Netizens Discuss Emancipation Day
"I choose to question myself every day and put down other people's loads that are no longer mine to carry. That is my freedom. What is yours?"

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:27:23 +0000


This Jamaican Scientist's Marijuana-Based Anti-Cancer Drug Has Been Approved by the FDA
Should Dr. Lowe try to launch the drug himself if he can raise the funding? And what of the Jamaican government's role in taking the lead regarding ganja?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:29:02 +0000


Puerto Rican Newspaper Cans Popular Comic Strip, Raising Concerns Over Censorship
Pepito is known for its sharp critique of the government and of elected officials in both the governments of Puerto Rico and of the United States.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:21:54 +0000


Jamaica's First Woman Prime Minister Retires Amidst Praise, Criticism — and a Contentious Battle to Succeed Her
"Portia Simpson came to representational politics at the parliamentary level in 1976 when political tribalism and its ugly pickney, political violence, were on the upswing."

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:10:00 +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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Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure
The president said he was streamlining regulations in order to speed construction of infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:05:00 -0500


Canada Wants a New Nafta to Include Gender and Indigenous Rights
Canada’s foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, vowed to make the pact “more progressive” during negotiations with Washington, but offered few details.

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:51:55 -0500


North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change
Scientists say the island’s military installations and tourism industry could be imperiled by erosion, heat waves and harsher storms.

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:14:21 -0500


The Axis of Climate Evil
Bad faith may destroy civilization.

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:21:31 -0500


Students, Cities and States Take the Climate Fight to Court
A wave of lawsuits across the world asks judges to do what governments have so far failed to do: aggressively confront global warming.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:49:11 -0500


We’re Choking on Smoke in Seattle
The city’s brown skies feel like a preview of what’s to come for everyone if we don’t address climate change.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:13:02 -0500


The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.
Scientists may have found the culprit of sudden tidal flooding: Two atmospheric patterns that combined to cause fast-rising waters along the coast.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:00:34 -0500


Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base
The looming publication of a climate report again raises a contentious policy issue that has deeply divided President Trump’s closest advisers since he arrived in the Oval Office.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:36:29 -0500


Climate Change Report vs. E.P.A. Chief
A draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies directly contradicts statements by Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. administrator, that human contribution to climate change is uncertain.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:49:31 -0500


9 Takeaways From the National Climate Report
A scientific report on climate change obtained by The New York Times shows that warming is already having a large effect on the United States.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:28:22 -0500
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New evidence of western forest decline

CORTEZ, COLO. – In Colorado’s San Juan National Forest, between 7,000 and 10,000 feet, quaking aspen grow in glorious, shimmering groves. In mid-2004, Forest Service rangers noticed the aspen groves sickening. Trees crowns browned in patchy clusters. Their lime-green, spear-shaped [...]

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:05:23 +0000


Man makes game of saving energy

David Herbert of Bremen, Maine, is serious about saving energy. About six years ago he started tracking his electricity use with the help of a kilowatt reader. Herbert: “You plug it into the wall and you plug your appliance into [...]

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:56 +0000


Bookshelf: Climate change threatens our health

Climate change represents a growing threat to human well-being — through heat waves, extreme weather events, expanding ranges for tropical diseases, shortfalls in nutrition due to effects on agriculture, and more. For these dog days of August, YCC offers a bookshelf [...]

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:05:09 +0000


Hot days endanger farmworkers

The luscious red tomatoes and juicy peaches in your local grocery store were most likely picked by hand to prevent bruising. But that personal touch comes at a price. On hot days, the workers who pick these crops are at [...]

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:00:15 +0000


Climate change could wreck beach vacations

Every summer, visitors flock to the beaches along Rhode Island’s 400 miles of coastline. And the locals gain the benefits of a five-billion-dollar tourism industry. But climate change is starting to interfere with Rhode Island’s beach season. Rubinoff: “We have [...]

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:02 +0000


Washington, D.C., is hot and getting hotter

Politics are not the only thing heating up in Washington, D.C. The climate is, too. Burkett: “By the end of the century, climate models show that if humans continue to burn fossil fuels at the same rate as today, that [...]

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:05:32 +0000


Orlando plans emissions cuts

When you think about Orlando, Florida, you might think of sunshine and Disney – not climate change. But Chris Castro, the city’s sustainability director, says Orlando is experiencing more intense rainfall, hotter summers, and warmer winters. To do its part [...]

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:00:34 +0000


Yes. Your streets are flooding more.

Destiney Bell’s yard is flooded, and this isn’t the first time. Most storms turn Bell’s lawn into a lake, transforming her house on a busy New Orleans corner into an island of inconvenience. A half hour of heavy rain means [...]

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:00:29 +0000


Bozeman lunch group – Civility on the menu

The letters to the editor in Montana’s Bozeman Daily Chronicle are probably similar to those in other small-town newspapers. People worry about the growth of the town, complain about dog poop, and debate the politics du jour. This past January, [...]

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:05:31 +0000


Why coastal insurance costs are rising

Many American homeowners in flood-prone areas are facing more expensive insurance premiums. Filer: “Particularly post-Katrina and post-Sandy, now, insurers are going back in and reevaluating the risk and that’s why we’re starting to see the increases in insurance.” That’s Larry [...]

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:00:43 +0000
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Data rescue projects
It’s often been said that while we can only gather new data about the planet at the rate of one year per year, rescuing old data can add far more data more quickly. Data rescue is however extremely labor intensive. Nonetheless there are multiple data rescue projects and citizen science efforts ongoing, some of which […]

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:23:45 +0000


Sensible Questions on Climate Sensitivity
Guest Commentary by Cristian Proistosescu, Peter Huybers and Kyle Armour tl;dr  Two recent papers help bridge a seeming gap between estimates of climate sensitivity from models and from observations of the global energy budget. Recognizing that equilibrium climate sensitivity cannot be directly observed because Earth’s energy balance is a long way from equilibrium, the studies […]

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:24:40 +0000


Observations, Reanalyses and the Elusive Absolute Global Mean Temperature
One of the most common questions that arises from analyses of the global surface temperature data sets is why they are almost always plotted as anomalies and not as absolute temperatures. There are two very basic answers: First, looking at changes in data gets rid of biases at individual stations that don’t change in time […]

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:11:03 +0000


Unforced Variations: August 2017
This month’s open thread.

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:05:36 +0000


Joy plots for climate change
This is joy as in ‘Joy Division’, not as in actual fun. Many of you will be familiar with the iconic cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album, but maybe fewer will know that it’s a plot of signals from a pulsar (check out this Scientific American article on the history). The length of the […]

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:58:46 +0000


The climate has always changed. What do you conclude?
Probably everyone has heard this argument, presented as objection against the findings of climate scientists on global warming: “The climate has always changed!” And it is true: climate has changed even before humans began to burn fossil fuels. So what can we conclude from that? A quick quiz Do you conclude… (1) that humans cannot […]

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:16:30 +0000


Red team/Blue team Day 1
From Russell Seitz:

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 17:19:08 +0000


Climate Sensitivity Estimates and Corrections
You need to be careful in inferring climate sensitivity from observations. Two climate sensitivity stories this week – both related to how careful you need to be before you can infer constraints from observational data. (You can brush up on the background and definitions here). Both cases – a “Brief Comment Arising” in Nature (that […]

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:01:11 +0000


Unforced variations: July 2017
So, big news this week: The latest update to the RSS lower troposphere temperatures (Zeke at Carbon Brief, J. Climate paper) and, of course, more chatter about the red team/blue team concept. Comments?

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:45:42 +0000


What do you need to know about climate?
What do you need to know about climate in order to be in the best position to adapt to future change? This question was discussed in a European workshop on Copernicus climate services during a heatwave in Barcelona, Spain (June 12-14). The answer is not clear-cut, even after having some information about user requirements from […]

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:30:16 +0000