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Port of Spain Explores Spaces for Public Art After Controversial Crackdown
Might online support for a small Trinidadian artist be the spark that finally creates sustainable display spaces for public art in the capital city?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:11:35 +0000

A Colombian Philosopher Explores the Alternatives to Overusing Mother Nature
"It might sound like a cliché: 'We must unite to face worldly problems', but that unity is necessary. Divided peoples don't win."

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:18:27 +0000

Puerto Ricans Hold a ‘Vigil for Light and Truth’ to Demand an Audit of Public Debt
"The people of Puerto Rico refuse to pay a debt that is not ours. We will not choose between education or healthcare. Our elders will not have their pensions reduced."

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:34:42 +0000

So You’d Like to Start Computing in Your Own Language
Twelve tips for free software localization for minoritized and indigenous languages.

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:28:40 +0000

Are Trinidad & Tobago Police Actively Investigating the President's Housing Allowance Like They Said They Would?
One netizen asks if there's a link between the country's top cop and the president, whether the police began their promised investigation and if so, can its findings be trusted?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:57:28 +0000

Jamaican Prime Minister Apologizes to Rastafarian Community for 1963 Killings
On April 12, 1963, eight Rastafarians were killed in a state-sanctioned attack; over 100 more were rounded up, beaten and humiliated by having their dreadlocks forcibly cut.

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:54:03 +0000

If the Caribbean Wants to Grow Economically, ‘We Must Embrace the Women’s Perspective’
In an effort to “democratize finance” in the region, one Caribbean businesswoman introduces crowdfunding and urges community building for women to truly progress.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:21:44 +0000

Ugandan Races in Jamaican Competition, Raising Questions About Patriotism, Team Loyalty
A Ugandan born runner, now living in Jamaica, was allowed to compete in the country's long-standing and highly lauded 'Champs' secondary schools meet, sparking much debate in the Jamaican blogosphere.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:50:07 +0000

What's Old Is New: Are You Listening? Podcast
We take you to Jamaica, Indonesia, Syria, Macedonia and Ethiopia for tales of remembering, revival and resurgence in this podcast.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:34:17 +0000

Is Jamaica Preventing Cybercrime or Cyber Activism? The Tambourine Army Goes to Court
"Making threats through social media is a criminal offence, but making accusations is not. In interpreting the new act, the courts must ensure [...] the right to freedom of expression.”

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:28:36 +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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Climate of Complete Certainty
How about a reasonable conversation on what to do about our warming planet?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:10:14 -0500

Court Gives Trump Small Victory in Push Against Clean Power Plan
An appeals court said it would delay a decision on the legality of the rule, which aims to tackle global warming by cutting emissions from coal-fired plants.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:23:33 -0500

Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers
A group known for attacking climate science has set its sights on America’s public schools.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:21:21 -0500

As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines, Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost
Port Arthur, the famous prison that housed the British Empire’s toughest convicts in the 19th century, is facing an onslaught from the sea.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:00:30 -0500

With Government in Retreat, Companies Step Up on Emissions
Nearly half of the nation’s largest corporations have set emissions reductions targets, even as the Trump administration walks away from goals set by President Obama.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:25 -0500

Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:00:27 -0500

Canada Today: Ice in Many Forms, the Past as Opera and Real Estate
Warming temperatures and changing weather patterns are endangering Canada’s ice roads, and that’s threatening life and livelihood in the north.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:48:42 -0500

For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity
For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain went 24 hours without using coal to generate electricity, and expects to end all such use by 2025.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:31:36 -0500

The Planet Can’t Stand This Presidency
Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:31:04 -0500

Climate Change Is Now
Get involved. This is too big a problem for defeatism.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:52:17 -0500
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Louisville tree program aims to cool the city

Louisville – the home of the Kentucky Derby – is warming faster than other similar cities. The rapid warming is partly caused by a lack of shade trees. Mature trees help keep cities cool, so a group called Love Louisville […]

The post Louisville tree program aims to cool the city appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:00:14 +0000

Worrisome first quarter of 2017 climate trends

With the first quarter of 2017 now past, the year is shaping up to be one of climate extremes: high temperatures, low sea ice, and coral bleaching. Global surface temperatures continue to increase in-line with climate model predictions, and the […]

The post Worrisome first quarter of 2017 climate trends appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:05:15 +0000

Republicans and Democrats alike go solar

In Washington D.C., solar energy is sometimes seen as a political issue. But research suggests constituents – both Democrats and Republicans – feel differently. A solar consulting company called PowerScout pulled the addresses of one-and-a-half million political donors. Then, they […]

The post Republicans and Democrats alike go solar appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:00:59 +0000

Reversing climate change

First, the good news. In 2015, 195 nations agreed at a meeting in Paris to take measures to reduce carbon emissions. In early 2016, national leaders from around the world began signing the Paris Agreement. Now, the bad news. President […]

The post Reversing climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:05:35 +0000

Costa Rica is 98% renewable-powered

Costa Rica’s pouring rains support the country’s lush ecosystems. They fill its powerful rivers, which generate massive amounts of hydropower. For the last two years, Costa Rica has generated 98 percent of its electricity from renewables. Orozco: “We’re very proud […]

The post Costa Rica is 98% renewable-powered appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:46 +0000

Columnist: ‘Swamped’ coastal Louisiana

Two weeks ago President Donald Trump announced a trade: A few thousand temporary jobs for West Virginia coal miners in exchange for letting the Gulf of Mexico drown much of south Louisiana over the next 50 years. Not a single […]

The post Columnist: ‘Swamped’ coastal Louisiana appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:05:31 +0000

Skier says winter has turned weird

For professional skier Lexi duPont, there’s nothing like the swish of skis against packed powder. duPont travels around the world to ski. Over the years, she’s noticed changing snow patterns and more erratic weather, which is expected to increase as […]

The post Skier says winter has turned weird appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:00:20 +0000

As springs come early, so do robins

The official start of spring is March 20th, but for many of us, it’s the sight of a robin hunting for worms in the warming soil that says winter is finally over. Temple: “The robin’s status as a familiar backyard […]

The post As springs come early, so do robins appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:00:46 +0000

Georgia island confronts ‘blue sky’ floods

On Sapelo Island, just off the coast of Georgia, change is everywhere: Saltwater marshes swell past their banks on sunny, cloudless days. Historic forests full of Spanish moss and centuries-old magnolia trees are dying. Mosquitoes coat white buildings in a […]

The post Georgia island confronts ‘blue sky’ floods appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:05:15 +0000

Earth Day: Report card for the planet

Planet earth is heating up, and the signs of warming are everywhere. Broccoli: “We see this with global temperature. We see this with sea ice. We see this with sea level. And it’s painting a very consistent picture of a […]

The post Earth Day: Report card for the planet appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:12 +0000
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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

Predictable and unpredictable behaviour
Terms such as “gas skeptics” and “climate skeptics” aren’t really very descriptive, but they refer to sentiments that have something in common: unpredictable behaviour. Statistics is remarkably predictable The individual gas molecules are highly unpredictable, but the bulk properties of the gases are nevertheless very predictable thanks to physics. More specifically the laws of thermodynamics […]

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:05:24 +0000

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

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:29:44 +0000

The true meaning of numbers
Gavin has already discussed John Christy’s misleading graph earlier in 2016, however, since the end of 2016, there has been a surge in interest in this graph in Norway amongst people who try to diminish the role of anthropogenic global warming. I think this graph is warranted some extra comments in addition to Gavin’s points […]

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:01:30 +0000

Something Harde to believe…
A commenter brings news of an obviously wrong paper that has just appeared in Global and Planetary Change. purports to be a radical revision of our understanding of the carbon cycle by Hermann Harde. The key conclusions are (and reality in green): The average residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is found to be […]

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:43:49 +0000

Someone C.A.R.E.S.
Do we need a new venue for post-publication comments and replications? Social media is full of commentary (of varying degrees of seriousness) on the supposed replication crisis in science. Whether this is really a crisis, or just what is to be expected at the cutting edge is unclear (and may well depend on the topic […]

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:12:43 +0000