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Venezuelan tanker deemed ‘stable’, but Trinidad & Tobago recommends hastening the transfer of oil
A potential oil spill in the area, environmentalists say, would be disastrous for both marine ecosystems and livelihoods.

Sat, 24 Oct 2020 15:16:34 +0000


Dancehall star Buju Banton’s rejection of mask-wearing stymies Jamaican government’s efforts to stem ‘COVID-19 fatigue’
"Please do not listen to Buju Banton [...] in this case, he is 110% wrong. Wear your mask, wash your hands and socially distance."

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:39:02 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago team reports ‘minimal to no risk’ of an oil spill from stranded Venezuelan tanker
A group of experts from Trinidad and Tobago comprised “the first agency besides engineers of Venezuela” to set foot on the vessel, which carries approximately 1.3 million barrels of crude oil.

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:19:04 +0000


In Haiti, homophobic movements use anti-colonial rhetoric against LGBTQI+ communities
Attempts to increase visibility of the LGBTQI+ community in Haiti are being stifled

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:45:56 +0000


The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part III
Reparatory justice can play an important role in dealing with challenges like disease, climate change and COVID-19, all of which pose existential threats to the region.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 02:05:12 +0000


Marine ecosystems and livelihoods at risk if Venezuelan oil tanker sinks
The FSO Nabarima, a tanker filled with approximately 1.3 million barrels of crude oil, is in imminent danger of sinking and causing an ecological disaster in the Gulf of Paria.

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 21:27:13 +0000


Caribbean alphabet series provides lots of laughs on TikTok
Laughter has become a critical coping mechanism in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in an era of social media "influencers," can anyone lay claim to originality?

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:08:26 +0000


The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part II
"We transformed these broken colonies into functional democracies without any support […] and now we have this debt crisis because we were abandoned by those who plundered our wealth."

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 02:27:03 +0000


The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part I
"When a wrong has been committed, it must be repaired. If you recognise that colonization has been a source of massive crimes against humanity, then reparations are legitimate."

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 22:23:12 +0000


The climate crisis message in Jamaican environmentalist's new novel is rooted ‘in love for home’
"The disconnect in the region is between rhetoric and action. We’ve already lost a lot, but we still have much worth protecting, and should be determined not to lose more."

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:30:05 +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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One Thing You Can Do: Vote
Also this week, what’s at stake in a shake-up at NOAA.

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:19:13 GMT


As Climate Disasters Pile Up, a Radical Proposal Gains Traction
The idea of modifying Earth’s atmosphere to cool the planet, once seen as too risky to seriously consider, is attracting new money and attention.

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:00:41 GMT


There Is Only One Existential Threat. Let’s Talk About It.
Our political culture isn’t ready to deal with climate change.

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00:20 GMT


How Does Your State Make Electricity?
America isn’t making electricity the way it did two decades ago. Now the future of the nation’s energy mix has become a major election issue.

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:02:20 GMT


As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science
The administration is imposing new limits on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would undercut action against global warming.

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:04:59 GMT


Trump Tells Coronavirus, ‘I Surrender’
The president plays the climate-denial playbook on a pandemic.

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:00:07 GMT


Zeta Is Downgraded on the Way to the Gulf Coast
The storm, which was a Category 1 hurricane, was expected to restrengthen later on Tuesday.

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 21:58:32 GMT


El festival de la nieve de estrellas de Perú perdura a pesar de que un glaciar se derrite
Debido a las temperaturas más elevadas, el festival ancestral de Qoyllur Rit’i en los Andes peruanos ha perdido algunos de sus elementos clave.

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:22:09 GMT


Exports of Used Cars Are a Pollution Problem, U.N. Warns
Rich countries are sending millions of older, dirtier vehicles abroad, in a trade that’s largely unregulated, even as they mandate cleaner cars at home.

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:45:07 GMT


Japan’s New Leader Sets Ambitious Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050
The announcement, coming weeks after a similar pledge by China, will require a major overhaul of the infrastructure in Japan, which remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:25:49 GMT
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Hurricane Zeta steadily intensifies ahead of expected landfall in southeastern Louisiana

Rising winds, heavy rains, and a significant storm surge are already affecting the coast of southeast Louisiana, where Hurricane Zeta is expected to come ashore late Wednesday afternoon as a category 1 or 2 hurricane. Zeta, likely to be a […]

The post Hurricane Zeta steadily intensifies ahead of expected landfall in southeastern Louisiana appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:20:22 +0000


Warmer climate and Arctic sea ice in a veritable suicide pact

Think of it as a suicide pact on ice – global warming and Arctic sea ice in a mutually destructive relationship. Earth’s rising temperatures melt Arctic snow and ice, which, as the reflective surface cover disappears, reveals the dark land […]

The post Warmer climate and Arctic sea ice in a veritable suicide pact appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:05:36 +0000


Many Latino voters in Nevada are worried about climate change

In Nevada, about 20% of voters are Latino, and a growing number are deeply concerned about climate change. A recent poll found that almost half the state’s Latino voters say they were personally affected by climate change in the last […]

The post Many Latino voters in Nevada are worried about climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:00:48 +0000


Zeta expected to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday

Hurricane warnings are up for portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as Tropical Storm Zeta reorganizes over the Gulf of Mexico after a Monday night landfall as a category 1 hurricane in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Zeta is expected to re-intensify […]

The post Zeta expected to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:16:52 +0000


‘We can’t get along in the U.S. Should I just move to Europe?’

Sara, I currently live in the U.S. I saw your response to the “Ask Sara” questions that includes climate forecast maps in Canada and the U.S. and found it very helpful. I have two questions to follow up to that: […]

The post ‘We can’t get along in the U.S. Should I just move to Europe?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:05:32 +0000


The U.S. can’t meet Paris climate goals without federal leadership, researcher says

After President Trump announced that the U.S. will exit the Paris Climate Agreement, many U.S. states, cities, and businesses stepped up with their own commitments to cut carbon pollution. Carla Frisch is with the Rocky Mountain Institute, a non-profit think […]

The post The U.S. can’t meet Paris climate goals without federal leadership, researcher says appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:00:51 +0000


Zeta expected to hit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Monday night as a Category 1 hurricane

Hurricane warnings are up for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, including Cozumel and Cancun, as Tropical Storm Zeta heads northwest across the western Caribbean toward an expected Monday night landfall in Mexico as a category 1 hurricane. Update: at 3:10 p.m. EDT […]

The post Zeta expected to hit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Monday night as a Category 1 hurricane appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:07:12 +0000


Better efficiency and a cleaner grid would slash carbon pollution from buildings

From lighting to heating and cooling, buildings consume almost a third of the energy used in the U.S. That means they produce a lot of carbon pollution. Chioke Harris is with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In a recent study, […]

The post Better efficiency and a cleaner grid would slash carbon pollution from buildings appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:00:06 +0000


Tropical Storm Zeta, 27th Atlantic storm of the season, forms in western Caribbean

Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the western Caribbean early Sunday morning, with the potential to rapidly intensify into a hurricane that will make two landfalls: one on Monday night in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, near Cancan; and one on Wednesday along […]

The post Tropical Storm Zeta, 27th Atlantic storm of the season, forms in western Caribbean appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Sun, 25 Oct 2020 17:39:04 +0000


Another tropical cyclone could make landfall along the Gulf Coast next week

An area of disturbed weather over the western Caribbean, designated Invest 95L, has brought widespread rainfall of one to four inches to Cuba, the Cayman Islands. and Jamaica during the 36 hours ending at noon EDT Saturday, with 3.72 inches […]

The post Another tropical cyclone could make landfall along the Gulf Coast next week appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Sat, 24 Oct 2020 16:53:06 +0000
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Forced Responses: Oct 2020
Bimonthly open thread for discussing climate policy and solutions. Climate science discussion should go here.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 21:33:12 +0000


Unforced Variations: Oct 2020
This month’s open thread.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:07:35 +0000


New studies confirm weakening of the Gulf Stream circulation (AMOC)
Many of the earlier predictions of climate research have now become reality. The world is getting warmer, sea levels are rising faster and faster, and more frequent heat waves, extreme rainfall, devastating wildfires and more severe tropical storms are affecting many millions of people. Now there is growing evidence that another climate forecast is already […]

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:55:02 +0000


Unforced variations: Sep 2020
This month’s open thread on climate science topics. Things to look for – Arctic sea ice minimum, boreal wildfires and the Atlantic hurricane season – you know, the usual…

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 21:33:29 +0000


Denial and Alarmism in the Near-Term Extinction and Collapse Debate
Climate change dismissives One of my more peculiar run-ins with a dismissive voice was through an online debate in 2010 that ECOS, the journal of the British Association of Nature Conservationists, organised between me and an English wildlife ecologist, Peter Taylor. Taylor’s 2009 book, Chill, argued that far from living in a world that’s heating […]

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 01:18:14 +0000


How to spot “alternative scientists”.
Recently, a so-called “white coat summit” gave me a sense of dejavu. It was held by a group that calls itself ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ (AFD) that consisted of about a dozen people wearing white coats to the effect of achieving an appearance of being experts on medical matters.   The AFD apparently wanted to address […]

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:52:23 +0000


Forced Responses: Aug 2020
This is the bimonthly thread on climate solutions. Climate Science discussions should go here.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 11:48:03 +0000


Unforced Variations: Aug 2020
This month’s open thread for climate science issues. People might want to keep an eye on the Arctic sea ice…

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 11:45:47 +0000


Somebody read the comments…
This post is just to highlight an that’s just been published that analyzed the comment threads here and at WUWT. In it, the authors analyze how the commenters interact, argue and attempt to persuade, mostly, to be fair, unsuccessfully. It may be that seeing how academics analyse the arguments, some commenters might want to modify […]

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 03:03:30 +0000


Climate Sensitivity: A new assessment
Not small enough to ignore, nor big enough to despair. There is a new review paper on climate sensitivity published today ( (preprint) that is the most thorough and coherent picture of what we can infer about the sensitivity of climate to increasing CO2. The paper is exhaustive (and exhausting – coming in at 166 […]

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:00:41 +0000