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In Trinidad & Tobago, the use of Black iconography in Emancipation Day ads backfires
"This ad brings to light greater issues of the way Africans are represented in media and how careless and flippant many media programmers are with African icons, legacy, and symbols."

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:19:01 +0000


Ahead of elections in Trinidad & Tobago, one party promises to build a dome to limit ‘illegal outsiders’
With less than a week until Trinidad and Tobago's general elections, electioneering has reached a fever pitch. Still, no one quite expected a dome as a campaign promise.

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:52:40 +0000


Five months after the elections, Guyana swears in new president
After multiple court actions challenging the election's results, the Guyana Elections Commission declared Mohamed Irfaan Ali of the opposition People's Progressive Party (PPP) as the country's new president.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:30:48 +0000


Appeal court says the answer to Guyana's election results lies in the recount
Guyana's general elections took place on March 2. Now, the appeal court has ruled that the Chief Election Officer must submit his official report based on the recount results.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:55:38 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago NGO identifies treatment of women as key issue in upcoming elections
The histories of several electoral candidates have prompted the gender rights organisation Womantra to highlight "the need for urgent and collective attention to end violence against women in politics."

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 18:36:01 +0000


Former prime minister of Barbados, Owen Arthur, dies
"There is no economist working today in this region of the world who has not drawn on the wisdom, rigour and intellectual fearlessness of the [Right Honourable] Owen Seymour Arthur."

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:32:41 +0000


It's been 30 years since the attempted coup in Trinidad & Tobago
"Given that an unequivocal apology may never be obtained, we citizens must be the drivers of effecting our own reconciliation."

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 00:24:10 +0000


The long and winding road to Guyana's 2020 election results
After many false starts, there was finally a recount, but legal challenges that question the interpretation of key sections of Guyana's constitution have dragged out the process even further.

Sun, 26 Jul 2020 01:58:33 +0000


‘Invisible hands': How millions of domestic workers fare under COVID-19
"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:20:35 +0000


Since George Floyd's murder, black Barbadians are becoming more vocal about racism
Through their support of the Black Lives Matter movement, young activists are challenging the status quo.

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 02:37:51 +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. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas
The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:35:37 GMT


Composting Has Been Scrapped. These New Yorkers Picked Up the Slack.
People like Vivian Lin, who quit her job at an architecture firm to start a composting business, have helped fill the void after the city suspended curbside organic waste collection.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:39:39 GMT


I’m a Conservative Christian Environmentalist. No, That’s Not an Oxymoron.
The G.O.P. may have had a politically expedient change of heart. Better late than never.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:00:17 GMT


Here's What Extreme Heat Looks Like: Profoundly Unequal
Earth is overheating. This year is poised to be one of the hottest ever. Millions are already feeling the pain, but the agony of extreme heat is profoundly unequal across the globe.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:08:00 GMT


Hurricane Forecast: ‘One of the Most Active Seasons on Record’
Scientists at NOAA updated their prediction for the 2020 hurricane season, and now expect as many as 25 named storms.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:36:37 GMT


When Disasters Overlap
Also this week, how to help a neighbor when it’s hot

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:15:04 GMT


BP Reports a Huge Loss and Vows to Increase Renewable Investment
The European oil giant has plans for a future with more electrical generation.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:48:40 GMT


Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change
Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:55:57 GMT


Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations
Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, and experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:32:00 GMT


Rising Seas Could Menace Millions Beyond Shorelines, Study Finds
As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:00:08 GMT
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Global warming threatens Atlantic puffin recovery in Maine

When Europeans first arrived in North America, Atlantic puffins were common on islands in the Gulf of Maine. But hunters killed many of the birds for food or for feathers to adorn ladies’ hats. By the 1800s, the population in […]

The post Global warming threatens Atlantic puffin recovery in Maine appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:00:51 +0000


How a teen changed his stepdad’s mind about global warming

Children’s beliefs are often shaped by their parents. But sometimes, young people influence the adults in their lives. Lance Lawson is a recent high school graduate from Florida. For a long time, he believed climate change was a hoax because […]

The post How a teen changed his stepdad’s mind about global warming appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:00:22 +0000


Why low-end ‘climate sensitivity’ can now be ruled out

Our findings, published in Reviews of Geophysics, narrow the likely range in “equilibrium climate sensitivity” (ECS) – a measure of how much the world can be expected to warm for a doubling of CO2 above pre-industrial levels. Constraining ECS has […]

The post Why low-end ‘climate sensitivity’ can now be ruled out appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:10:15 +0000


Waves of locusts are plaguing several continents

Immersed in the news of the day and week – of COVID-19, racial injustice and violence, protests, politics, and even faux pro sports reopenings – you might be thinking that 2020 could hardly be worse than it has been in […]

The post Waves of locusts are plaguing several continents appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:05:00 +0000


What happens when cows, horses, pigs, and goats escape after big storms?

When there’s a severe storm in the forecast, lots of people worry about flooding and power outages. Far fewer think about cows roaming loose on the highway. “Fences go down, and so things like cattle, horses, goats, pigs, livestock, they […]

The post What happens when cows, horses, pigs, and goats escape after big storms? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000


Climate change could undermine a scientist’s lifelong work of protecting fish

Andrew Rosenberg has always felt most at home near the sea. “I grew up on the ocean,” he says. “I’ve been sailing since I was two years old…. I knew whatever I was going to do, I was going to […]

The post Climate change could undermine a scientist’s lifelong work of protecting fish appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000


Report: Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change

It’s possible to avoid catastrophic climate change by ramping up solutions that already exist today. That’s the conclusion of a recent report by Project Drawdown. The nonprofit works with a global team of researchers to analyze the potential impact of […]

The post Report: Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000


Rising heat could disproportionately harm African-American communities

As the climate warms, hot days are getting hotter – often dangerously so. And the risks fall disproportionately on many communities of color. “When we look at counties that have a high proportion of African Americans in the continental U.S., […]

The post Rising heat could disproportionately harm African-American communities appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000


Port of Virginia cuts carbon dioxide emissions using hybrid cargo carriers

When shipping containers arrive at a port by boat, truck, or train, they need to be moved and stacked so they’re ready for the next leg of their journey. Special vehicles – kind of like giant forklifts – get the […]

The post Port of Virginia cuts carbon dioxide emissions using hybrid cargo carriers appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000


Tropical Storm Isaias: Updates from ‘Eye on the Storm’

  August 5 update: Hurricane Isaias roared into Canada and became post-tropical on Tuesday night, ending a long rampage that left behind an unusually high amount of destruction for a category 1 hurricane. Isaias killed six people – two in […]

The post Tropical Storm Isaias: Updates from ‘Eye on the Storm’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:45:04 +0000
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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 a […]

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


Shellenberger’s op-ad
Guest commentary by Michael Tobis This is a deep dive into the form and substance of Michael Shellenberger’s promotion for his new book “Apocalypse Never”. Shorter version? It should be read as a sales pitch to a certain demographic rather than a genuine apology. Michael Shellenberger appears to have a talent for self-promotion. His book, […]

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:43:35 +0000


Unforced Variations: July 2020
This month’s open thread for climate science topics.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 02:01:57 +0000


Sensitive but unclassified: Part II
The discussion and analysis of the latest round of climate models continues – but not always sensibly. In a previous post, I discussed the preliminary results from the ongoing CMIP6 exercise – an international, multi-institutional, coordinated and massive suite of climate model simulations – and noted that they exhibited a wider range of equilibrium climate […]

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 12:34:54 +0000


Forced responses: Jun 2020
Open thread on climate solutions. Please try and stay within a mile or two of the overall topic.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 04:08:47 +0000


‘2040’
After an absurd period with a real-life gloomy corona pandemic, lock-down and unrest, it was quite refreshing to see visions for a sustainable future in a new documentary ‘2040‘ (link to trailer). Its message, through the voice of Damon Gameau, is about hope and is based on rational thinking. The video takes us to twenty […]

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:17:41 +0000