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‘They Tried to Give Us One Day Back’ — Trinidad & Tobago Marks a ‘One-Off’ First Peoples Day
"How do you know you are indigenous? [...] It does not matter what we are called, we know who we are. It is you who do not recognise me."

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:59:24 +0000


Like the US, Trinidad & Tobago Won't Be at the 2018 World Cup, But They're the Only Ones Smiling About It
‘America, we know we not going to Russia,’ a nuts vendor shouted to nobody in particular, during the first half, ‘but allyuh not going neither!’

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:09 +0000


Building Journalists with Integrity and Impact: A Community Journalism Project Takes Shape in Jamaica
The Caribbean needs solid, investigative journalists. One community-based journalism project in Jamaica has taken up the training challenge.

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 06:30:02 +0000


Misleading Headline Sparks Row Between Jamaica's Press Association Head and Prime Minister’s Office
How a question, a response and an inaccurate headline caused an impasse between the Jamaican government and the media, while netizens fear the underlying issue remains unaddressed.

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:27:01 +0000


Netizen Report: From Puerto Rico to Bangladesh, Mobile Blackouts Exacerbate Humanitarian Crisis
This week, two populations on opposite sides of the globe are facing communication shutdowns amid rapidly worsening humanitarian crises.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:34:12 +0000


A Pro-Environmental Campaign Pushes the Jamaican Prime Minister’s Public Petition Page Into the Limelight
Cockpit Country is an ecological gem, under threat from bauxite mining. As an online petition to save the area attracts support, Jamaicans find a new way to engage their government.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:44:51 +0000


Clapping Back Against Online Xenophobia, Trinidad & Tobago Citizens Continue to Help Hurricane-Ravaged Dominica
"I apologise for our having here persons who are less charitable and more ungracious in your time of trouble. They do not represent the majority of us."

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:08:58 +0000


Criticism of Trinidad & Tobago's State Enterprise System Follows Fraud Allegation Against Oil Supplier
"The State enterprise system is the vehicle by which the unholy facilitations are carried out [...] It has been destructive of honesty, accountability and transparency."

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:44:41 +0000


‘We Dare Not Look Out': Dominica Is Brutalised by Hurricane Maria
'Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. [The] physical damage at this time [...] is devastating…indeed, mind boggling.'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:11:11 +0000


Irma: A Meditation on Hurricanes and the Bahamas
"I do not believe that Bahamians should fear hurricanes the way we do...I believe we should look hard at ourselves and work out why we handle major storms so well."

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:19:40 +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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Australia Debates: Does a Warming Planet Really Need More Coal?
Backers of a giant mine promise thousands of jobs, but the plan has provoked one of the most fervent environmental campaigns in Australian history.

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:33:49 -0500


Trump Names Former Texas Regulator as White House Environmental Adviser
Kathleen Hartnett White, who has called global warming a “dogma” and clean energy “parasitic,” was nominated to lead the Council on Environmental Quality.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:49:22 -0500


How a Seed Bank, Almost Lost in Syria’s War, Could Help Feed a Warming Planet
A plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:00:31 -0500


10 Hurricanes in 10 Weeks: With Ophelia, a 124-Year-Old Record is Matched
With Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia, 2017 became the first year since 1893 in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached hurricane strength.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:32:39 -0500


California Winds Are Fueling Fires. It May Be Getting Worse.
Some scientists think global warming may be making California’s autumn winds even drier, a “key parameter for fire risk.”

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:16:18 -0500


California’s Wildfires: Why Have They Been So Destructive?
The 22 major blazes raging in California have been much more ferocious than the state’s typical fire season, for reasons that were years in the making.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:04:46 -0500


Here, Breathe This Coal
In Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A., keeping children from inhaling coal is not a priority.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:22:01 -0500


Mr. Trump Nails Shut the Coffin on Climate Relief
Ending goals to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants will be the most serious blow to President Obama’s legacy on global warming.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:02:34 -0500


E.P.A. Says It Will Write a New Carbon Rule, but No One Can Say When
Industry leaders and environmentalists both doubt the agency will move quickly to replace former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan with something new.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:02:58 -0500


What Is the Clean Power Plan, and How Can Trump Repeal It?
President Trump wants to scrap the Obama-era initiative. What will happen next, and how does this relate to the Paris climate agreement?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:30:14 -0500
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Kids write eco-plays for theater festival

Environmental education takes center stage during the annual Big Green Theater Festival in Brooklyn, New York. This week of performances is the culmination of a three-month program. It’s taught by a collective of artists and scientists called the Superhero Clubhouse. [...]

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:00:16 +0000


Using emotion in discussing climate change

Wait. Stop reading right here. Don’t dare think of an elephant. Didn’t work, did it. Just mentioning it implanted it in your mind, in your consciousness. It’s an argument made by Berkeley linguist George Lakoff, among others, and a key [...]

The post Using emotion in discussing climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:30:44 +0000


More schools seek air conditioning

If you’re sitting in a hot classroom on a sweltering day, it’s hard to focus on learning. But five years ago, about half of Baltimore County’s public schools lacked air conditioning. Stansbury: “If it’s 85 degrees outside, it’s currently, in [...]

The post More schools seek air conditioning appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:00:49 +0000


Wild weather can devastate apple crops

Near the small town of Galesville, Wisconsin, the state’s oldest apple orchard has been in business for more than a century. This year, for the first time, Sacia Orchards invested in crop insurance. The reason? Climate change. Kee: “No question [...]

The post Wild weather can devastate apple crops appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:00:28 +0000


Bookshelf: Climate change and biodiversity

Why post a bookshelf about climate change and biodiversity on Columbus Day? Because the exchange of species between the Old and New Worlds in the wake of Columbus’s voyages is the only other time in recorded history that humans scrambled [...]

The post Bookshelf: Climate change and biodiversity appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:05:49 +0000


Biscayne Bay has a sewage problem

Even before Hurricane Irma, the City of Miami Beach flooded frequently. That’s because sea levels have risen enough that during high tides, the water seeps up, and floods the ground … even on sunny days. As the water rises, it [...]

The post Biscayne Bay has a sewage problem appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:00:31 +0000


How wildfires threaten human health

Residents of Portland, Oregon, knew they were in trouble when the sky got so hazy from smoke that the sun turned red. For weeks, people like Michelle Nicola, a Portland middle school teacher, lived enshrouded in smoke from a nearby [...]

The post How wildfires threaten human health appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:00:16 +0000


A forgotten environmental aspect of Jewish holidays

Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot are major Jewish holidays. But Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein says much of the meaning behind these festivals has been forgotten. Rubenstein: “I think a lot of Jews have a sense of these holidays that is [...]

The post A forgotten environmental aspect of Jewish holidays appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:00:54 +0000


Interview with author of ‘Autonomous’ novel

Autonomous, written by Ars Technica’s Tech Culture Editor Annalee Newitz opens approximately 150 years in the future, on a pirate ship in a thawed-out arctic where the Northwest Passage is traversable and a vacation resort spreads out across a swath [...]

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:05:13 +0000


Climate change meets theater

This fall, people are performing short plays about climate change in theatres, classrooms, and even living rooms around the world. It’s all part of an initiative called Climate Change Theatre Action. Bilodeau: “Sometimes the science can be intimidating and the [...]

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:00:44 +0000
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O Say Can You CO2…
Guest Commentary by Scott Denning The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) was launched in 2014 to make fine-scale measurements of the total column concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. As luck would have it, the initial couple of years of data from OCO-2 documented a period with the fastest rate of CO2 increase ever measured, more […]

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:22:50 +0000


1.5ºC: Geophysically impossible or not?
Guest commentary by Ben Sanderson Millar et al’s recent paper in Nature Geoscience has provoked a lot of lively discussion, with the authors of the original paper releasing a statement to clarify that their paper did not suggest that “action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is no longer urgent“, rather that 1.5ºC (above the pre-industrial) […]

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:53:18 +0000


…the Harde they fall.
Back in February we highlighted an obviously wrong paper by Harde which purported to scrutinize the carbon cycle. Well, thanks to a crowd sourced effort which we helped instigate, a comprehensive scrutiny of those claims has just been . Lead by Peter Köhler, this included scientists from multiple disciplines working together to clearly report on […]

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:27:43 +0000


Unforced variations: Oct 2017
This month’s open thread. Carbon budgets, Arctic sea ice minimum, methane emissions, hurricanes, volcanic impacts on climate… Please try and stick to these or similar topics.

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:49:21 +0000


Is there really still a chance for staying below 1.5 °C global warming?
There has been a bit of excitement and confusion this week about a new paper in Nature Geoscience, claiming that we can still limit global warming to below 1.5 °C above preindustrial temperatures, whilst emitting another ~800 Gigatons of carbon dioxide. That’s much more than previously thought, so how come? And while that sounds like […]

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:21:43 +0000


Impressions from the European Meteorological Society’s annual meeting in Dublin 
The 2017 annual assembly of the European Meteorological Society (EMS) had a new set-up with a plenary keynote each morning. I though some of these keynotes were very interesting. There was a talk by Florence Rabier from the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), who presented the story of ensemble forecasting. Keith Seitter, the […]

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:17:16 +0000


Why extremes are expected to change with a global warming
Joanna Walters links extreme weather events with climate change in a recent article in the Guardian, however, some  reservations have been expressed about such links in past discussions. For example, we discussed the connection between single storms and global warming in the post Hurricanes and Global Warming – Is there a connection?, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) […]

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:24:40 +0000


Unforced Variations: Sep 2017
This month’s open thread…. and let’s stay on climate topics this month. It’s not like there isn’t anything climate-y to talk about (sea ice minimums, extreme events, climate model tunings, past ‘hyperthermals’… etc.). Anything too far off-topic will get binned. Thanks!

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:35:42 +0000


Data rescue projects
It’s often been said that while we can only gather new data about the planet at the rate of one year per year, rescuing old data can add far more data more quickly. Data rescue is however extremely labor intensive. Nonetheless there are multiple data rescue projects and citizen science efforts ongoing, some of which […]

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:23:45 +0000


Sensible Questions on Climate Sensitivity
Guest Commentary by Cristian Proistosescu, Peter Huybers and Kyle Armour tl;dr  Two recent papers help bridge a seeming gap between estimates of climate sensitivity from models and from observations of the global energy budget. Recognizing that equilibrium climate sensitivity cannot be directly observed because Earth’s energy balance is a long way from equilibrium, the studies […]

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:24:40 +0000