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A ‘no-confidence’ vote finds Guyana politics in uncharted territory
After a surprising "no-confidence" vote, Guyana's president and members of the cabinet must resign, according to the constitution — a first for the country's politics.

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 18:52:42 +0000

Ten quintessential Christmas tunes from Trinidad & Tobago
Some seasonal songs from Trinidad and Tobago that are sure to put you in a Christmas kind of mood — and that you won't hear anywhere else!

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:12:01 +0000

Buju Banton, controversial dancehall star, comes home — but is Jamaica ready?
"In light of the adversity I have encountered, I feel the need to stress that my only desire going forward is peace and love."

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:03:21 +0000

Major drug bust highlights the no-nonsense style of Trinidad & Tobago's top cop
"As much as we may wish it to be otherwise, Gary Griffith is not the answer to our prayers but the symptom of our failure."

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:04:15 +0000

Trinidad & Tobago court rules Olympian's dreams were killed by ‘biased’ gymnastics federation
The whole fiasco had more twists and turns than a gymnastics routine, but many believe Williams' forced withdrawal was illegal and her attorneys have been fighting for justice ever since.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:04:40 +0000

Cultural activist from Guyana's Wapishana tribe tries to revive a near-extinct language
"If we weaken indigenous culture, we weaken an integral part of Guyanese culture."

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:46:18 +0000

Guyana's transgender community celebrates the overturning of an archaic cross-dressing law
Activists called the ruling “a clarion call to engage state actors on how the law engenders social and economic exclusion of disadvantaged groups”.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:01:34 +0000

Jamaican dancehall artist hits a nerve by ‘bleaching’ her skin — did fans get the message?
"I wanted to create awareness of 'Colorism' and it was ... done intentionally to create shock value so that I could ... deliver the message in my music," Spice said.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:45:01 +0000

The Caribbean Court of Justice loses again — this time with voter apathy and distrust
"People do not trust the power institutions, the hierarchies in the region — and that's not going to change for a long time to come."

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:25:46 +0000

For Calypso History Month in Trinidad & Tobago, #metoo does a double-take on empowering tunes
Readers offer a few suggestions for calypsos that make female empowerment their priority.

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:37:02 +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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Can Art Make Something Happen?
With “This Land,” David Opdyke melds art and activism, hoping to inspire urgent changes in vision, one postcard, and viewer, at a time.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:00:08 GMT

Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues
Many of the big economic questions in coming decades will come down to just how extreme the weather will be, and how to value the future versus the present.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:00:01 GMT

New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the Planet: More Greens for All, Less Meat for Some
A report in the medical journal The Lancet recommends cutting food waste and consumption of red meat, especially among people who eat a lot of it.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:22:41 GMT

Could a Future President Declare a Climate Emergency?
Also this week: How much hot water are you in?

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:20:03 GMT

Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild
Researchers found that more than half of all species could vanish from the wild, and the implications for coffee’s survival in the era of climate change are huge.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:00:05 GMT

Andrew Wheeler, at E.P.A. Confirmation Hearing, Walks a Fine Line on Climate Change
The former coal lobbyist took the stand before a Senate panel to make his case for leading the E.P.A. and steering President Trump’s agenda of rolling back environmental rules.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:10:06 GMT

Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water.
Glaciers are crucial sources of water for people and crops in Central Asia. But global warming is causing glaciers there and around the world to shrink every year.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:09:09 GMT

Here’s How the Shutdown Is Delaying Climate Data and Undercutting Scientists
A key global temperature report isn’t coming out this week because of missing data, and some long-term research projects are at risk.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:04:26 GMT

A California Chef Learns to Swim in Changed Waters
Tejal Rao reviews the San Francisco restaurant Angler, where the chef Joshua Skenes is showing how a seafood-rich menu can adapt to the forces of climate change.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:00:11 GMT

When Crises Rally a Nation, and When They Don’t
Presidents Trump and Emmanuel Macron are not the first to capitalize on — or manufacture — a crisis to advance their agenda. And they are not the first to stumble.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:00:11 GMT
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Promising, and heartening, climate policies

In the wake of recent months’ often dire news on projected climate change impacts, optimism and hope in “solutions” can inform, hearten, and guide us. So long as those emotions are grounded in pragmatism and reality. One good recent piece […]

The post Promising, and heartening, climate policies appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:05:45 +0000

Kaiser Permanente is worried about the climate

For some healthcare providers, climate change is an urgent concern. Gerwig: “We see increased cases of asthma, other respiratory diseases, cardiovascular disease. The wildfires and severe storms that are happening … those also have health impacts. They displace people. Even […]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:00:10 +0000

Family planning to combat climate change in Sahel

Niger and other countries in the Sahel region of Africa are facing a brutal combination of the highest population growth rates in the world and the devastating effects of climate change – a combination that spells disaster. Some scientists now […]

The post Family planning to combat climate change in Sahel appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:05:25 +0000

Mangroves help protect us from climate impacts

In many tropical areas, dense mangrove forests line the shore. The trees’ tangled, exposed roots withstand the ebb and flow of daily tides. By slowing the movement of water and trapping sediment, mangroves help stabilize coastlines and reduce the impacts […]

The post Mangroves help protect us from climate impacts appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:00:03 +0000

‘Will there be famines?’

Dear Sara, Are scientists able to forecast the ability of the U.S. to feed its populations in 30 years? In my opinion, the U.S. population will be more psychologically motivated to act on climate change if their attention is directed […]

The post ‘Will there be famines?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:10:35 +0000

Six things about ‘Green New Deal’

When the decks seem stacked against a nation – whether it’s extreme weather or soaring asthma rates, dismal job prospects, or plummeting stocks – there may be an opportunity to reshuffle the cards. History offers precedent. “I pledge you, I […]

The post Six things about ‘Green New Deal’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:05:46 +0000

Young farmers face new climate challenges

Many farmers are on the brink of retirement. The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is approaching sixty, but there are few young people ready to step in. Greenberg: “Farmers over 65 outnumber farmers under 35 by six […]

The post Young farmers face new climate challenges appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:00:07 +0000

Improving climate education in Mississippi

Dominika Parry lived in Poland, then several U.S. states before settling in Mississippi. There she found that many people knew very little about climate change, and viewed it as just a political issue. As an environmental economist, she felt compelled […]

The post Improving climate education in Mississippi appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:00:03 +0000

Orlando offers free trees to all

Yards in Orlando, Florida, are getting greener and shadier – thanks to the city. In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Orlando offers free trees to every city resident. People select a species that is native to Florida – such […]

The post Orlando offers free trees to all appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:00:54 +0000

Bank won’t lend to fossil fuel projects

When you make a deposit at the bank, your money does not just sit in a vault. Banks lend your money to borrowers, and earn profits by charging interest on the loans. Now, some banks are re-evaluating the type of […]

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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:00:28 +0000
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NOAA-thing burger officially confirmed
Back in February 2017, I wrote about the tediously predictable arc of criticisms of the paper, and in particular the comments of John Bates at Judith Curry’s blog. an initial claim of imperfection spiced up with insinuations of misconduct, coordination with a breathless hyping of the initial claim with ridiculous supposed implications, some sensible responses […]

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 03:22:27 +0000

Unforced Variations: Jan 2019
This year’s first open thread on climate science topics. Usual rules apply – and let’s make a particular effort to stay substantive and not devolve into empty bickering (you still have Facebook for that). Any expectations or predictions for climate science in 2019?

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 18:11:08 +0000

Let’s check your temperature
The underlying mission of my job is to safeguard lives and property through climate change adaptation based on science. In other words, to help society to prepare itself for risks connected with more extreme rainfall and temperatures. For many people, “climate” may seem to be an abstract concept. I have had many conversations about climate, […]

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:03:12 +0000

Bending low with Bated breath
“Shall I bend low and in a bondman’s key, With bated breath and whisp’ring humbleness…?” Shylock (Merchant of Venice, Act 1, Scene 3) As dark nights draw in, the venerable contrarians at the GWPF are still up late commissioning silly pseudo-rebuttals to mainstream science. The latest, which no-one was awaiting with any kind of breath, […]

Sun, 23 Dec 2018 03:50:05 +0000

Fall AGU Week 2018
Fall AGU is in Washington DC. Follow #AGU18 for twitter discussions and highlights, and live streaming of keynotes and selected sessions. Use this thread to discuss anything arising from the meeting – or it’s controversies.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:57:29 +0000

Scientists: Resolve to Protect Yourself from Harassment in 2019
Guest commentary by Lauren Kurtz The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) protects the scientific endeavor from anti-science attacks. Since our founding in 2011, we’ve assisted hundreds of scientists with issues ranging from invasive open records requests to death threats. As part of this work, our staff will be at the American Geophysical Union Fall […]

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 03:24:26 +0000

Forced Responses: Dec 2018
A bimonthly thread for discussions on solutions and responses to climate change. For climate science topics, please comment on the Unforced Variations thread.

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:42:43 +0000

Unforced variations: Dec 2018
This month’s open thread for climate science topics. Please use the Forced Responses thread for solutions and politics.

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:42:10 +0000

4th National Climate Assessment report
In possibly the biggest “Friday night news dump” in climate report history, the long awaited 4th National Climate Assessment (#NCA4) was released today (roughly two weeks earlier than everyone had been expecting). The summaries and FAQ (pdf) are good, and the ClimateNexus briefing is worth reading too. The basic picture is utterly unsurprising, but the […]

Sat, 24 Nov 2018 00:26:08 +0000

The long story of constraining ocean heat content
Scientists predicted in the 1980s that a key fingerprint of anthropogenic climate change would be found in the ocean. If they were correct that increases in greenhouse gases were changing how much heat was coming into the system, then the component with the biggest heat capacity, the oceans, is where most of that heat would […]

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:23:38 +0000