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Jamaica’s ‘Voices for Climate Change’ spreads its message with music
One forward-thinking NGO is promoting smart environmental practices by harnessing artistic talent to do outreach and raise awareness about climate change.

Fri, 17 May 2019 23:46:45 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago promotes equality, but politicians often can't resist talking race
Trinidad and Tobago's Equal Opportunity Act has provisions against offensive behaviour, but when it comes to politics the race card gets played time and time again.

Mon, 13 May 2019 13:26:46 +0000


A mixed welcome for Trinidad and Tobago's plan to regularise Venezuelan migrants
From exploitation of refugees to an increase in violent crime, Trinidad and Tobago has its hands full as streams of Venezuelan migrants continue to arrive.

Fri, 03 May 2019 18:47:59 +0000


Will the Haitian president's third pick for prime minister solve the nation's security issues?
Haiti's security situation is currently quite volatile, sparking hope that the proposed new prime minister will be able to work with President Moise and deal with pressing socio-economic issues.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:46:27 +0000


Easter in Trinidad & Tobago looks (and tastes) like this
A glimpse into what Easter time is like in the most southerly islands of the Caribbean archipelago.

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:23:47 +0000


Unexplained Wealth Bill in Trinidad & Tobago ruffles some feathers
As a bill targeting "unexplained wealth" is debated in parliament, misinformation abounds and people start playing politics.

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:18:47 +0000


A magical image of a Carnival stilt-walker asserts the legitimacy of public breastfeeding in Trinidad & Tobago
"Eating in public spaces is normal and natural regardless of whether you’re eating off of a plate, a banana leaf or your mother’s breasts."

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 16:48:28 +0000


Is the Haitian parliament's revocation of Prime Minister Céant's another feat of zero-sum game politics?
The no-confidence vote and resulting reshuffle are impacting the government's capacity to provide a timely and effective response to Haiti's socio-economic crisis.

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:53:26 +0000


Website fighting against body-shaming proves Carnival is for #everyBODY
"Thanks to masqueraders like Candice Santana and our followers, we can shed a different light on what true representation of masqueraders looks like."

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:55:29 +0000


Caribbean Airlines doesn't fly Boeing's 737 MAX, but travellers are still asking questions
The aircraft's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) has a sensor designed to detect when the plane stalls, and automatically pushes the nose down to get airflow back over the wing.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:31:33 +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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Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It
Growing numbers of seniors are using more energy. They also are most likely to suffer in extreme weather, which has become more common as the planet warms.

Fri, 24 May 2019 19:54:40 GMT


Latest Arena for China’s Growing Global Ambitions: The Arctic
In a warming Arctic, China is drilling for gas, testing new shipping lanes and partnering with the region's military powerhouse, Russia.

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:24:19 GMT


Climate Change Is Catching On With Voters. Why Isn’t Jay Inslee?
The Washington governor has long been a leading voice on climate change. He believes he will gain prominence as more voters learn of his record and proposals.

Fri, 24 May 2019 09:30:07 GMT


Missouri Tornadoes: Rain, Floods and ‘Then the Sirens Go’
First came floods across Nebraska and Iowa. Then the Mississippi River rose and rose, threatening towns. And on Wednesday, a series of violent tornadoes tore through the region.

Fri, 24 May 2019 00:07:18 GMT


This Treaty Is Good for the Environment. It Might Even Be Good for Trump.
Republicans and corporate executives support, and 72 nations have ratified, a pact to limit a powerful climate pollutant. President Trump needs to get on board.

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:00:04 GMT


How Climate Change May Affect the Plants in Your Yard
As temperatures warm across America, gardeners and growers are seeing flowers, shrubs, and trees shifting northward.

Thu, 23 May 2019 20:44:38 GMT


Millions of Salmon in Norway Killed by Algae Bloom
The country’s salmon industry faced more than $80 million in losses after the algae suffocated the farmed fish. Some are pointing to climate change.

Thu, 23 May 2019 19:20:34 GMT


Forecasts Call for a Normal Hurricane Season, but ‘It Only Takes One’
Government forecasters predict as many as 15 named storms, and as many as four major hurricanes, during the season which begins June 1 and stretches to Nov. 30

Thu, 23 May 2019 17:03:04 GMT


Where Did the Right Whales Go?
New evidence suggests that the endangered population lost much of a critical food source, but may be stabilizing slightly as it shifts territory to feed elsewhere.

Thu, 23 May 2019 15:41:28 GMT


Amazon Investors Reject Proposals on Climate Change and Facial Recognition
The resolutions, voted on by shareholders, would have pushed the company to reconsider its societal impact.

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:02:15 GMT
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Floods and droughts: What it’s like to live in communities hit hard by climate change

We know that a warming planet will bring both more (slow) droughts and more (fast) floods. But we likely don’t fully grasp what it can be like to be caught inside such events. These two vivid articles help us understand, […]

The post Floods and droughts: What it’s like to live in communities hit hard by climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 24 May 2019 11:05:09 +0000


How energy efficiency is paying off in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, it pays to get rid of your old, energy-wasting refrigerator. Beard: “We pay you money for your old refrigerator, and more importantly for some people is we’ll come to your house and pick it up!” John Beard is […]

The post How energy efficiency is paying off in Wisconsin appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 24 May 2019 11:00:25 +0000


Canada’s Changing Climate Report: A call to action to reduce climate change risks

With Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world – and some of its northern areas warming at even faster rates – the country’s newly released “Canada’s Changing Climate Report” lays a strong foundation for two subsequent […]

The post Canada’s Changing Climate Report: A call to action to reduce climate change risks appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 23 May 2019 11:05:34 +0000


Role-playing game helps U.N. negotiators understand the consequences of their decisions

Climate change negotiations are serious work. But at a UN meeting about climate change last spring, some delegates took time out for a role-playing game. Milkoreit: “Each player plays a country.” Manjana Milkoreit of Purdue University led the team that […]

The post Role-playing game helps U.N. negotiators understand the consequences of their decisions appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 23 May 2019 11:00:06 +0000


Self-driving cars could one day clog streets with traffic and pollution

Many experts agree that self-driving vehicles will be part of our transportation future. Dan Sperling of the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC-Davis says that could lead to streets clogged with driverless cars. Sperling: “With automation, people can do anything […]

The post Self-driving cars could one day clog streets with traffic and pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 22 May 2019 11:00:32 +0000


Four scientists make creativity a key to communicating their research

This month’s “This is Not Cool” original video, produced by independent videographer and YCC regular contributor Peter Sinclair, explores the creative science communication initiatives of four different scientists. Ecohydrologist, researcher, and science storyteller Emily Fairfax of the University of Colorado […]

The post Four scientists make creativity a key to communicating their research appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 21 May 2019 11:05:26 +0000


Springs are arriving earlier, but New England’s woodland wildflowers are slow to catch on

In New England’s forests, wildflowers are some of the first signs of spring – often blooming before trees leaf out and shade the forest floor. Heberling: “This high light period before the trees leaf out is really critical for how […]

The post Springs are arriving earlier, but New England’s woodland wildflowers are slow to catch on appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 21 May 2019 11:00:29 +0000


‘Are carbon offsets a scam?’

Dear Sara, Are carbon offsets for real? For many years, we’ve purchased carbon offsets when we travel by whatever means. Have we fallen for a scam? I suppose that like many opportunities, some could be valid, others, not. How can […]

The post ‘Are carbon offsets a scam?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 20 May 2019 13:00:18 +0000


Climate change threatens hunting and fishing in Yellowstone country

Craig Mathews is an avid hunter and fisherman. Forty years ago, he moved to West Yellowstone, Montana, and fell in love with the wilderness there. Mathews: “I’ve seen grizzly bears, big horn sheep, mule deer, white tailed deer, wolverines. And […]

The post Climate change threatens hunting and fishing in Yellowstone country appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 20 May 2019 11:00:22 +0000


Beleaguered journalism interests seek to aid ailing planet

Let’s buy for a moment the well-traveled viewpoint that the news media like nothing better than a good crisis. Nothing like a crisis, and better yet two, to kick reporters’ and editors’, let alone media bean counters’, adrenaline into overdrive. […]

The post Beleaguered journalism interests seek to aid ailing planet appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 17 May 2019 11:15:52 +0000
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Forced responses: May 2019
A bimonthly open thread on climate solutions and policies. If you want to discuss climate science, please use the Unforced Variations thread instead.

Thu, 02 May 2019 06:55:53 +0000


Unforced variations: May 2019
This month’s open thread about climate science topics. For discussions about solutions and policy, please use the Forced Responses open thread.

Thu, 02 May 2019 06:53:56 +0000


Nenana Ice Classic 2019
Wow. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the exceptional (relative) warmth in Alaska last month and in February, the record for the Nenana Ice Classic was shattered this year. The previous official record was associated with the exceptional conditions in El Niño-affected winter of 1939-1940, when the ice went out on April 20th 1940. Though since 1940 was […]

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:44:26 +0000


First successful model simulation of the past 3 million years of climate change
Guest post by Matteo Willeit, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research A new study published in Science Advances shows that the main features of natural climate variability over the last 3 million years can be reproduced with an efficient model of the Earth system. The Quaternary is the most recent geological Period, covering the past […]

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 18:11:59 +0000


Unforced variations: April 2019
This month’s open thread on climate science issues. Remember that discussions about climate solutions go here.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 22:21:56 +0000


Alpine glaciers: Another decade of loss
Guest Commentary by Mauri Pelto (Nichols College) Preliminary data reported from the reference glaciers of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) in 2018 from Argentina, Austria, China, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and United States indicate that 2018 will be the 30th consecutive year of significant negative annual balance (> -200mm); […]

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:15:08 +0000


The Crank Shaft
This is a thread for collecting the oddball theories, tinfoil hat level conspiracies and other climate-related nonsense in the comments that would otherwise derail substantive discussion. Keeping them all in one spot might be of interest to future researchers.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:11:38 +0000


Unforced variations: Mar 2019
This month’s open thread on climate science topics.

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 12:11:31 +0000


The best case for worst case scenarios
The “end of the world” or “good for you” are the two least likely among the spectrum of potential outcomes. Stephen Schneider Scientists have been looking at best, middling and worst case scenarios for anthropogenic climate change for decades. For instance, himself took a turn back in 2009. And others have postulated both far more […]

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 03:42:38 +0000


Update day
So Wednesday was temperature series update day. The HadCRUT4, NOAA NCEI and GISTEMP time-series were all updated through to the end of 2018 (slightly delayed by the federal government shutdown). Berkeley Earth and the MSU satellite datasets were updated a couple of weeks ago. And that means that everyone gets to add a single additional […]

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 03:54:46 +0000