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Oscar López Rivera Is in Puerto Rico but Under House Arrest Until His Sentence Expires
His sentence expires on May 17.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:19:16 +0000

Why Are Puerto Ricans Sharing Their Student Numbers on Social Media?
Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:17:38 +0000

Trump a Convenient Whipping Boy for Trinidad & Tobago Footballer Dwight Yorke's Visa Issue
A high-profile footballer, a controversial travel ban and an Iranian stamp in a passport all converge to blow a simple visa issue out of proportion.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:22:57 +0000

Marcus Garvey and President Obama's Missed Opportunity
By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:59:11 +0000

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 2
An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year, Part Two.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:02:34 +0000

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life Looks Back at Achievements, Challenges After 25 Years
"We're 25 years old, but we are trying to stay true to our founding principles: equality, preserving human rights and dignity."

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:01:32 +0000

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 1
An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year.

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:04:33 +0000

Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister Says Women Should Choose Their Men More Wisely to Avoid Violence
"As per our usual culture. Let's victim-blame, right? She should've chose[n] better? How about he should've been brought up better?"

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:12:53 +0000

‘Tambourine Army’ Gathers Recruits as Jamaicans’ Anger Over Child Sexual Abuse Grows
"I want a different kind of Jamaica for women and girls. And I hope the #TambourineArmy will create that different Jamaica that is needed."

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:06:47 +0000

In Trinidad & Tobago, Clamour for Action After Yet Another Woman Is Murdered
"Our women and girls seem to be the major target of crime and assault. We must do something now!"

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:09:43 +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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New Priority for Ocean Resorts: Restoring Reefs
Resorts in places like the Maldives, Bali and Malaysia are working to rebuild damaged coral reefs, and guests can help.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500

How an Interoffice Spat Erupted Into a Climate-Change Furor
A retired scientist became a hero to some climate-change deniers after he criticized his former boss at NOAA over data handling.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:29:16 -0500

Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis
Climate change is threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:11 -0500

Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find
An ecological cornerstone is vanishing rapidly from the oceans, and scientists fear the consequences for climate change, fisheries and disease.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:00:59 -0500

What California’s Dam Crisis Says About the Changing Climate
Five years of drought show that state’s aging system of dams and reservoirs is not equipped for the ‘new normal’ of global warming.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:34:01 -0500

Is the ‘Anthropocene’ Epoch a Condemnation of Human Interference — or a Call for More?
When some climate scientists began saying we’d entered a new epoch, they meant to draw attention to human effects on climate. Now, to their dismay, it’s become a tech call to arms for more disruption.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:15 -0500

A Rare Republican Call to Climate Action
A carbon tax proposal from party elders offers an opportunity to change the conversation on global warming.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:21:20 -0500

A Conservative Case for Climate Action
Our idea would reduce carbon emissions, limit regulatory intrusion, promote economic growth and help working-class Americans.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 03:21:17 -0500

‘A Conservative Climate Solution’: Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax
A group of senior Republican figures, led by James A. Baker III, says that taxing carbon emissions is the fairest way to address a warming climate.

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:00:41 -0500

‘Irrational’ Coal Plants May Hamper China’s Climate Change Efforts
Plants that convert coal to gas, an expensive and environmentally detrimental process, may thwart China’s aim to be a global leader on limiting climate change.

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:45:14 -0500
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Sidewalks soak up carbon pollution

While strolling down a sidewalk, you probably don’t consider how the cement beneath your feet affects the climate. But cement production causes about five percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Those emissions come from the process of converting limestone to […]

The post Sidewalks soak up carbon pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:15 +0000

The herald of sea-level rise

Nicole Hernandez Hammer spent years as a researcher, but she worried that information about sea-level rise was not getting to everyone who needs it. Hammer: “I looked at the U.S. Census Data, and I saw that the places that are […]

The post The herald of sea-level rise appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:26 +0000

Even in Texas, people worry about climate change

The majority of Americans understand that climate change is real. Contrary to stereotypes, that’s true in both liberal and conservative states. For example, 68 percent of people in Vermont say global warming is happening. And 63 percent of Texans agree. […]

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:20 +0000

Dear climate refugees

After the Cuban Revolution of the 1950s, many political refugees who fled the island built new lives and started families in South Florida. But in time, their descendants may also need to flee – this time from rising seas. Cortada: […]

The post Dear climate refugees appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:26 +0000

Texas GM factory commits to wind energy

The General Motors plant in Arlington, Texas makes more than 1,000 SUV’s a day. While these vehicles tend to burn more gas, the plant where they’re made will be entirely powered by wind energy by the end of 2018. Threlkeld: […]

The post Texas GM factory commits to wind energy appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:07 +0000

Too late to address climate change?

If you’re a pessimist, it’s easy to read the news and come to one conclusion: It’s too late to do anything about climate change. You might as well get your survivalist bag packed and head for the hills. But the […]

The post Too late to address climate change? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:05:43 +0000

Airline experiment has pilots conserving fuel

Air travel has soared in recent years, and all those flights create global warming pollution. By saving fuel, pilots can help reduce emissions … and research shows they’re easily motivated to do so. To reduce fuel without compromising safety, pilots […]

The post Airline experiment has pilots conserving fuel appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:47 +0000

Facebook comments skew public discourse

The divisive power of social media is easy to witness firsthand. Drop into the comments section of nearly any news story and you’ll find yourself face to face with the unvarnished reactions of your fellow citizens. Online comments span an […]

The post Facebook comments skew public discourse appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:05:10 +0000

Wind not blowing? Microsoft has a solution.

Microsoft and a Wyoming utility are working together to generate more clean, reliable energy. Microsoft recently signed agreements to power its new data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming with wind. The energy will be added to the power grid. Any excess […]

The post Wind not blowing? Microsoft has a solution. appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:47 +0000

Climate models show forecasting prowess

Models long have been targeted as a weak link by those steadfastly refusing to accept mainstream climate science. But a review of their actual performance paints a different picture. This month’s original “This is Not Cool” video by independent videographer […]

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:34:13 +0000
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Serving up a NOAA-thing burger
I have mostly been sitting back and watching the John Bates story go through the predictable news-cycle of almost all supposed ‘scandalous’ science stories. The patterns are very familiar – an initial claim of imperfection spiced up with insinuations of misconduct, coordination with a breathless hyping of the initial claim with ridiculous supposed implications, some […]

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:45:45 +0000

Fake news, hacked mail, alternative facts – that’s old hat for climate scientists
Distortion? False information? Conspiracy theories? Hacked email? Climate scientists have known all this for decades. What can be learned from their rich experience with climate propaganda. The world is slowly waking up. “Post-truth” was declared the word of the year 2016 by the Oxford Dictionaries. Finally, people start to widely appreciate how dangerous the epidemic […]

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:31:56 +0000

New report: Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016
Another climate report is out – what’s new? Many of the previous reports have presented updated status on the climate and familiar topics such as temperature, precipitation, ice, snow, wind, and storm activities. The latest report Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016 from the European Environment Agency (EEA) also includes an assessment of […]

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:38:19 +0000

Unforced Variations: Feb 2017
“O brave new world, that has such people in ‘t!” This month’s open thread. Usual rules apply.

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:04:46 +0000

There was no pause
I think that the idea of a pause in the global warming has been a red herring ever since it was suggested, and we have commented on this several times here on RC: On how data gaps in some regions (eg. the Arctic) may explain an underestimation of the recent warming. We have also explained […]

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:17:44 +0000

2016 Temperature Records
To nobody’s surprise, all of the surface datasets showed 2016 to be the warmest year on record. Barely more surprising is that all of the tropospheric satellite datasets and radiosonde data also have 2016 as the warmest year. Coming as this does after the record warm 2015, and (slightly less definitively) record warm 2014, the […]

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:27:32 +0000

Non-condensable Cynicism in Santa Fe
Guest Post by Mark Boslough The Fourth Santa Fe Conference on Global & Regional Climate Change will be held on Feb 5-10, 2017. It is the fourth in a series organized and chaired by Petr Chylek of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and takes place intervals of 5 years or thereabouts. It is sponsored this […]

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:52:06 +0000

The NASA data conspiracy theory and the cold sun
When climate deniers are desperate because the measurements don’t fit their claims, some of them take the final straw: they try to deny and discredit the data. The years 2014 and 2015 reached new records in the global temperature, and 2016 has done so again. Some don’t like this because it doesn’t fit their political […]

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:01:39 +0000

The underestimated danger of a breakdown of the Gulf Stream System
A new model simulation of the Gulf Stream System shows a breakdown of the gigantic overturning circulating in the Atlantic after a CO2 doubling. A new study in Science Advances by Wei Liu and colleagues at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has important implications for the future stability of the […]

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:05:49 +0000

Unforced Variations: Jan 2017
The first open thread of the new year. Your resolution will be to keep the comments focused on science. Try to keep it longer than your resolution to exercise more…

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:03:11 +0000