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The Caribbean Community stands with Guyana in Venezuela border dispute
In a virtual meeting on January 12, Caribbean leaders put their support behind Guyana, the CARICOM member state in which energy company ExxonMobil began oil exploration in 2008.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:57:49 +0000


Venezuela refuels its territorial dispute with Guyana in area with massive offshore oil find
In the wake of ExxonMobil's discovery of massive energy reserves in Guyana, a centuries-old border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana heats up.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 21:09:42 +0000


The pandemic killed Trinidad & Tobago's 2021 Carnival, but soca music keeps the spirit alive
"Soca Music is an experience, nothing can beat the feeling you get when [...] you hear that one song that hits you with a wave of emotion."

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 16:39:49 +0000


‘This is the USA?’ The Caribbean reacts to the Capitol protests
As thousands of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, Caribbean netizens couldn't help but notice the term 'shithole country' had now been turned on its head.

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:08:54 +0000


‘Caribbean super salesman,’ Jamaican tourism mogul ‘Butch’ Stewart, dies at 79
Jamaican hotelier Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the self-made businessman who perfected the all-inclusive tourism model for which the Caribbean has become famous, died at a Miami hospital.

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 22:12:21 +0000


From COVID-19 to Caribbean literature, this is what the region looked like in 2020
COVID-19 was at the top of the news cycle this year. In the Caribbean, the pandemic exacerbated already existing issues, but also allowed regional netizens to reimagine their collective future.

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 17:25:01 +0000


Trinidadian comedian uses humour to say gender-based violence isn't funny
By turning men's harassment of women on its head, comedian Simmy De Trini illustrates just how incongruous gender-based violence is with a progressive society.

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:08:13 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago's procurement regulation bill passes, but corruption concerns linger
On the eve of International Anti-Corruption Day, Trinidad and Tobago's Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Bill 2020 was passed — by a single vote.

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 22:59:52 +0000


Google Doodle of economist and Nobel laureate Sir Arthur Lewis makes the Caribbean proud
The St Lucian-born economist, who became known for his “Lewis model” of economic development, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1979.

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 21:24:14 +0000


Calls to legislate ‘private hire’ vehicles and stop victim-blaming as another woman is murdered in Trinidad & Tobago
Ashanti Riley was last seen getting into a Private Hire (PH) car, but she never arrived at her destination.

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 23:05:05 +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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Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble.
A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:00:14 +0000


The Sunday Read: 'Fighting Climate Change, Whatever It Takes'
How a group of five activists decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 14:00:08 +0000


Climate Change Survey: Majority of Voters Support Initiatives
A survey carried out after the November election found that 66 percent of respondents said that developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 19:55:58 +0000


Where 2020's Record Heat Was Felt the Most
Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:52:01 +0000


The Capitol Riot and Climate Disinformation
They’re more closely related than you might think

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 20:56:02 +0000


Trump Opens Habitat of a Threatened Owl to Timber Harvesting
Going far beyond expectations, the Trump administration eliminated protection from more than three million acres of northern spotted owl habitat in the Pacific Northwest.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 20:53:01 +0000


A Late Burst of Climate Denial Extends the Era of Trump Disinformation
Two Trump administration officials have been reassigned over the posting of debunked papers, with the imprimatur of the White House, that questioned the scientific consensus on climate change.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 22:37:53 +0000


Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020
Emissions plunged more than 10 percent. If the trend can be sustained, it would put the United States within striking distance of one of its major goals under the Paris climate agreement.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 14:40:31 +0000


A Memoir That Sees Only the Tip of the Melting Iceberg
In “Unsolaced,” Gretel Ehrlich tells a story of personal discovery against the backdrop of the climate crisis.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:00:07 +0000


América Latina necesita ayuda para combatir el cambio climático
El gobierno de Joe Biden debería apoyar las inversiones en energía limpia y las protecciones ambientales en la región.

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:00:06 +0000
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Advocate and scholar Beverly Wright wants to put justice at center of climate policies

Burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide and other air pollutants that can worsen asthma and other illnesses. But not all people are equally at risk. Black Americans are more likely to live near polluting facilities. And as the climate changes, […]

The post Advocate and scholar Beverly Wright wants to put justice at center of climate policies appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:00:45 +0000


Memoir, poetry, and climate change in Felicia Luna Lemus’ ‘Particulate Matter’

Unlike most books explored in this column, Felicia Luna Lemus’s Particulate Matter is not a novel. It’s a slim, exquisitely crafted memoir about living in California during 2020’s record-setting wildfire season and how the state’s atrocious air quality made her […]

The post Memoir, poetry, and climate change in Felicia Luna Lemus’ ‘Particulate Matter’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:05:14 +0000


Missouri meteorologist’s ‘Show Me Climate’ series teaches viewers about climate change

While growing up in the Midwest, Kenton Gewecke did not think climate change was a pressing concern. A college professor of his had even downplayed the impact that people are having on the climate. “And then I started in my […]

The post Missouri meteorologist’s ‘Show Me Climate’ series teaches viewers about climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:00:04 +0000


NOAA names 2020 second-hottest year on record; NASA says it tied for hottest ever

Earth had its second-warmest year on record in 2020, just 0.02 degrees Celsius (0.04°F) behind the record set in 2016, and 0.98 degrees Celsius (1.76°F) above the 20th-century average, NOAA reported January 14. NASA and the European Copernicus Climate Change […]

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:51:29 +0000


Investors flee Big Oil as portfolios get drilled

While climate advocates have long had science on their side, Big Oil has relied on leveraging its financial might and political clout to cast doubt on the practicality of moving the global economy away from fossil fuels and toward a […]

The post Investors flee Big Oil as portfolios get drilled appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:05:38 +0000


Salt Lake City’s two sustainable fire stations

A fire department’s mission is to protect people’s lives and property. And in Salt Lake City, Utah, the fire department prioritizes sustainability, too. “We want to be part of the solution to our energy crisis and our environmental challenges that […]

The post Salt Lake City’s two sustainable fire stations appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:00:47 +0000


Environmental organizations remain overwhelmingly white

From heat waves to flooding, climate change disproportionately harms communities of color. But Andrés Jimenez, executive director of the nonprofit Green 2.0, says that among organizations working on climate solutions, “when you look around the table at the decision makers, […]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:00:11 +0000


Hurricanes, wildfires, and heat dominated U.S. weather in 2020

One of the hottest years in U.S. history, 2020 was besieged by a record number of billion-dollar disasters, led by two of the most dangerous phenomena with links to climate change: wildfires and hurricanes. In its initial U.S. climate summary […]

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 21:00:48 +0000


Critical readings on Colorado River Basin

As those living throughout the interior American West can tell you, the ongoing drought in the Colorado River Basin is a very big deal for the 40 million people, seven U.S. states, more than 20 U.S. tribes, and two Mexican […]

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:10:45 +0000


Drought-stricken Colorado River Basin could see additional 20% drop in water flow by 2050

Colorado is no stranger to drought. The current one is closing in on 20 years, and a rainy or snowy season here and there won’t change the trajectory. This is what climate change has brought. “Aridification” is what Bradley Udall […]

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:05:48 +0000
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2020 Hindsight
Yesterday was the day that NASA, NOAA, the Hadley Centre and Berkeley Earth delivered their final assessments for temperatures in Dec 2020, and thus their annual summaries. The headline results have received a fair bit of attention in the media (NYT, WaPo, BBC, The Guardian etc.) and the conclusion that 2020 was pretty much tied […]

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 01:18:53 +0000


Flyer tipping
You would be forgiven for not paying attention to the usual suspects of climate denial right now, but they are trying to keep busy anyway. Last week (January 8), Roy Spencer [Update Jan 13: now deleted] posted a series of Climate Change “flyers” on his personal blog that purported to be organised by David Legates […]

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:07:54 +0000


Forced Responses: Jan 2021
A new open thread for climate solutions in the new year (and the soon-to-be new US administration actions). As for the climate science open threads, please try to renew your commitment to constructive dialog that prioritises light over heat (like LED bulbs for instance!). Thanks!

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 15:04:21 +0000


Unforced Variations: Jan 2021
According to the somewhat arbitrary customs of our age, the 1st of January marks the beginning of a new year, a new decade and, by analogy, a new start in human affairs. So shall it be at RealClimate too.

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 15:00:25 +0000


2020 vision
No-one needs another litany of all the terrible things that happened this year, but there are three areas relevant to climate science that are worth thinking about: What actually happened in climate/weather (and how they can be teased apart). There is a good summary on the BBC radio Discover program covering wildfires, heat waves, Arctic […]

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 15:01:50 +0000


The number of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic
2020 has been an unusual and challenging year in many ways. One was the record-breaking number of named tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic (and the Carribean Sea). There has been 30 named North Atlantic tropical cyclones in 2020, beating the previous record of 28 from 2005 by two. A natural question then is whether […]

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:13:32 +0000


An ever more perfect dataset?
Do you remember when global warming was small enough for people to care about the details of how climate scientists put together records of global temperature history? Seems like a long time ago… Nonetheless, it’s worth a quick post to discuss the latest updates in HadCRUT (the data product put together by the UK’s Hadley […]

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 01:54:53 +0000


Forced responses: Dec 2020
The bimonthly open thread on climate solution discussions. Topics might focus on the incoming Biden administration, the five year anniversary of the Paris Accords, and the challenge of making post-covid plans sustainable. Climate science issues should be raised here.

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 12:24:35 +0000


Unforced variations: Dec 2020
This month’s open thread. Topics might include the record breaking hurricane season, odds for the warmest year horse race (and it’s relevance or not), or indeed anything climate science related.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:03:43 +0000


Thinking, small and big
The point that climate downscaling must pay attention to the law of small numbers is no joke. The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) will become a ‘new’ WCRP with a “soft launch” in 2021. This is quite a big story since it coordinates much of the research and the substance on which the Intergovernmental Panel […]

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 09:52:40 +0000