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‘Minor Storm’ Causes ‘Major Losses’ in Parts of Trinidad & Tobago
Tropical Storm Bret was milder than it could have been, but some areas of Trinidad and Tobago still suffered damage.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:41:14 +0000

Tropical Storm Bret Hits Trinidad & Tobago — and Twitter
A tropical storm with an attitude makes landfall in Trinidad and Tobago -- and causes a stir in the Twittersphere.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:25:50 +0000

One Last Bolt: Jamaicans Party at National Stadium After Usain's Last Run on Native Soil
The man who redefined athletics has run his last race on home soil; the stellar lineup of athletes reflected the growing stature of Jamaican track and field.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:31:55 +0000

More Twists and Turns in Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice Fiasco
"Marcia say her workload and short notice is why she couldnt remember her full caseload, oui. #MarciaCovfefe"

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:45:30 +0000

Child Marriage Is No More in Trinidad & Tobago
"It was overlong and full of pointless double talk but you know what [...] child marriage is now illegal in Trinidad and Tobago."

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:12:05 +0000

After Discharged Patient Dies on Hospital Grounds, Netizens Ask, ‘What About Compassion?’
"I could not sleep last night thinking about how this man was left to die in the grass on the compound of one of our major health institutions."

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 12:49:40 +0000

Don’t Politicise the Judiciary, Warn Trinidad & Tobago Jurists
"As members of the legal profession, you cannot tout the importance of an independent judiciary while at the same time passing motions for the removal of judges."

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 20:27:06 +0000

Settlement Outside Havana Isn’t the Refuge Many Hoped For
A settlement half inhabited and half under-construction is the “solution” offered in Marianao, an illegal neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana.

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:04:46 +0000

Trinidadian Muslim Woman Sets the Record Straight After Men Hijack a Conversation on the Hijab
"Clearly, Muslim women—hijabis or not—can think for themselves."

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:31:21 +0000

To Resign or Not: Two Attorneys Make Their Case on the ‘No Confidence’ Vote Against Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice
"A key moment in the pursuit of accountability" or "the relentless and highly publicized calls by a few for [the chief justice] to go"? Hear both sides of the argument.

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:26:08 +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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E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show
According to emails, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top staff member pressed a leading scientific adviser to alter her testimony and play down the dismissal of outside experts.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:20:24 -0500

Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change
American mayors in Miami Beach for their annual meeting urged the federal government to fight global warming and vowed to step up their own efforts.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:23:18 -0500

Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize
Scientists are concerned over the cause of the rapid rise, which may indicate the world’s natural sponges that absorb carbon dioxide have changed.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:42:31 -0500

As de Blasio Urges Emissions Cuts, Key Climate Posts Sit Empty
Several officials at the agency leading the city’s climate efforts have left in the past year, raising questions about how equipped the city is to reach its goals.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:35:54 -0500

Trump’s Withdrawal From the Paris Agreement Challenges Latin America
Proposed budget cuts, combined with the decision to pull out of the climate change accord, put into question how long cooperation will continue.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:42:37 -0500

Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market
A carbon trading program is shaping up as a big policy retort to President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord. But getting local industries on board will be a challenge.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:22 -0500

95-Degree Days: How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World
Extremely hot days are expected to be much more frequent in the coming decades, potentially disrupting our everyday lives.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:31 -0500

Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel
Excess heat in Phoenix grounded more than 40 flights in recent days, and scientists say a warming climate could also mean more turbulent rides.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:45:20 -0500

Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future
A Stanford professor’s vision of an economy wholly powered by renewable fuels has drawn a heated rebuttal from scholars who question many of its assumptions.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:51:50 -0500

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal
The company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay the dividends to taxpayers.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:01:20 -0500
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Front-page coverage of 3 protest marches

President Trump’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement dramatically changes the landscape for communicating climate change, disrupting the international accord but also unifying and energizing national and international opposition to his efforts to downplay climate change. How [...]

The post Front-page coverage of 3 protest marches appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:05:15 +0000

Turn your lawn into a farm

On residential streets in Orlando, Florida, where green grass once grew, some lawns have been replaced by neat rows of kale and baby lettuce. Castro: “Essentially, it started out by this concept of growing food not lawns.” That’s Chris Castro, [...]

The post Turn your lawn into a farm appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:00:39 +0000

Project offers giveaway bikes

Bicycles are an eco-friendly way to get around. But many people do not know how to ride a bike, and some people cannot afford one. So an organization in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood came up with a solution. Twice a [...]

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:36 +0000

Scientist skis into Rockies to collect data

Each week, Jennifer Morse of the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station ventures high in the Colorado Rockies to a place called Niwot Ridge. She often makes the trip on skis, and after the first few miles, it can get [...]

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:15 +0000

Cli-fi books for the summer solstice

Cli-fi, or climate fiction, is a genre of fiction that transforms climate science into human stories. The genre’s authors explore what it means to be human in a world beset by warming temperatures, intense storms, and rising seas, and they speculate on how [...]

The post Cli-fi books for the summer solstice appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:10:03 +0000

Mr. Eternity: Interview with the author

In Aaron Thier’s novel Mr. Eternity (recently released in paperback), an ancient and beguiling figure known as Old Dan lives nearly a thousand years, from the 1500s to the 2500s. During that time, sea levels rise, the climate warms, the [...]

The post Mr. Eternity: Interview with the author appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:05:36 +0000

New energy law benefits the poor

Illinois recently passed a sweeping new energy law that includes a program to help low-income people tap the benefits of solar energy. Pino: “It will fund incentives for rooftop solar projects in low-income communities. It will fund community solar projects [...]

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:00:36 +0000

Teaching global warming in English class

Most kids learn about carbon pollution and sea-level rise in an earth or environmental science class. But for students at Choate Rosemary Hall High School in Connecticut, learning about climate change doesn’t stop there. Siperstein: “I truly think it needs [...]

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:11 +0000

With Paris withdraw, cities move to center stage

On June 1, when President Trump announced that the U.S. would pull out of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced (see here and here) that his city and 60 others have another plan. “The President’s [...]

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:10:15 +0000

A look at the ‘97%’ science consensus meme

About 97 out of every 100 climate scientists regularly publishing in peer-reviewed journals accept scientific evidence that Earth is warming primarily because of human emissions. True or False? And according to research in 2016, roughly 11 percent of the public [...]

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:05:46 +0000
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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

Why global emissions must peak by 2020
(by Stefan Rahmstorf and Anders Levermann) In the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, the world’s nations have committed to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels”. This goal is deemed necessary to […]

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:06:06 +0000

Unforced Variations: June 2017
Absolutely nothing of consequence happening today in climate news. Can’t think of what people could discuss…

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:10:43 +0000

Nenana Ice Classic 2017
As I’ve done for a few years, here is the updated graph for the Nenana Ice Classic competition, which tracks the break up of ice on the Tanana River near Nenana in Alaska. It is now a 101-year time series tracking the winter/spring conditions in that part of Alaska, and shows clearly the long term […]

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:54:47 +0000

Unforced Variations: May 2017
This month’s open thread. Topics this month? What should a conservative contrarian be writing op-eds about that avoids strawman arguments, and getting facts wrong? What do you really think about geoengineering? Tracking the imminent conclusion of the Nenana Ice Classic (background)? Usual rules apply.

Mon, 01 May 2017 11:23:31 +0000

Snow Water Ice and Water and Adaptive Actions for a Changing Arctic
The Arctic is changing fast, and the Arctic Council recently commissioned the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) to write two new reports on the state of the Arctic cryosphere (snow, water, and ice) and how the people and the ecosystems in the Arctic can live with these changes. The two reports have now just […]

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:06:31 +0000

Judy Curry’s attribution non-argument
Following on from the ‘interesting’ House Science Committee hearing two weeks ago, there was an excellent rebuttal curated by ClimateFeedback of the unsupported and often-times misleading claims from the majority witnesses. In response, Judy Curry has (yet again) declared herself unconvinced by the evidence for a dominant role for human forcing of recent climate changes. […]

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:51:37 +0000

Model projections and observations comparison page
We should have done this ages ago, but better late than never! We have set up a permanent page to host all of the model projection-observation comparisons that we have monitored over the years. This includes comparisons to early predictions for global mean surface temperature from the 1980’s as well as more complete projections from […]

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:56:25 +0000

What is the uncertainty in the Earth’s temperature rise?
Guest commentary by Shaun Lovejoy (McGill University) Below I summarize the key points of a that I think opens up new perspectives on understanding and estimating the relevant uncertainties. The main message is that the primary sources of error and bias are not those that have been the subject of the most attention – they […]

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:06:39 +0000

Unforced variations: Apr 2017
This month’s open thread.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:42:56 +0000