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Cultural activist from Guyana's Wapishana tribe tries to revive a near-extinct language
"If we weaken indigenous culture, we weaken an integral part of Guyanese culture."

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:46:18 +0000


Guyana's transgender community celebrates the overturning of an archaic cross-dressing law
Activists called the ruling “a clarion call to engage state actors on how the law engenders social and economic exclusion of disadvantaged groups”.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:01:34 +0000


Jamaican dancehall artist hits a nerve by ‘bleaching’ her skin — did fans get the message?
"I wanted to create awareness of 'Colorism' and it was ... done intentionally to create shock value so that I could ... deliver the message in my music," Spice said.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:45:01 +0000


The Caribbean Court of Justice loses again — this time with voter apathy and distrust
"People do not trust the power institutions, the hierarchies in the region — and that's not going to change for a long time to come."

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:25:46 +0000


For Calypso History Month in Trinidad & Tobago, #metoo does a double-take on empowering tunes
Readers offer a few suggestions for calypsos that make female empowerment their priority.

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:37:02 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago loses ‘The Mighty Shadow’, the ‘bassman’ of calypso
"When all other calypsonians in the early 1970s had six sheets of music, Shadow had seven, the additional one for the bass guitar."

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:51:35 +0000


Heavy rains and flooding turned parts of Trinidad & Tobago into disaster zones
"Residents are trapped. My road is cut off completely. Not even trucks can access the highway, the water is so high.”

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:45:25 +0000


For Calypso History Month in Trinidad and Tobago, six tunes for the #metoo era
In a genre that has often painted women in a negative light, the tunes that broke the mould are etched forever in the national consciousness.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:44:26 +0000


Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore, Trinidadian musician who took steel pan music ‘by storm’, dies
"This is the equivalent of a Brahms, Bach or Beethoven passing. This is huge. This is a loss."

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:00:28 +0000


At the peak of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Jamaicans remember ‘Wild Gilbert’
Jamaicans can't recall a storm worse than Gilbert in 1988 -- and as this year's Atlantic hurricane season gets active, they hope they won't have to.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:22:48 +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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‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters
By the end of this century, some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises at the same time, researchers have concluded.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:02:58 GMT


Trump Says He’ll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the E.P.A.
The president made the announcement while leading a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:53:26 GMT


Where Are the Democrats on Climate Change?
A reader says the party went missing in the midterms on an important issue.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:39:20 GMT


Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different
Climate change is altering America’s first national park so quickly that plants and animals may not be able to adapt.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:00:07 GMT


Air-Conditioners Cool the Home but Heat the Planet. Can Anyone Invent a Better One?
Why does California have so many wildfires? Also, a kitchen shortcut that's good for the planet.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:46:57 GMT


Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say
A new study found that the United States could store enough carbon in natural landscapes to offset all the cars and trucks on the road.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:09 GMT


California Wildfires and Climate Change
A reader warns of danger to future generations if we don’t act now.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:24:53 GMT


Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves
Researchers say that temperature’s effects on sperm production could be one factor behind the decline in the world’s insect populations.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:49:01 GMT


Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming
The International Energy Agency said renewables were poised to surpass coal by 2040. But more is still needed to stop climate change.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:04 GMT


Trump’s Misleading Claims About California’s Fire ‘Mismanagement’
On Twitter, the president claimed that the state’s wildfire woes are a result of poor forest management. The truth is more complicated.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:52:06 GMT
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Focus on those with an open mind

A confession. That cartoon where someone is hunched over the computer, unable to tear away from furious typing, because someone is wrong on the internet? That was me. Or at least it used to be. As a lifelong scientist and […]

The post Focus on those with an open mind appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:05:23 +0000


Rising seas, storms threaten Gullah Geechee land

The coastal plains and sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia are home to the Gullah Geechee people, descendants of slaves who once worked on rice plantations there. Many Gullah Geechee still farm and fish. But in recent decades, rising […]

The post Rising seas, storms threaten Gullah Geechee land appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:00:10 +0000


How to love damaged places

Seeing the damage caused by a hurricane or a clear-cut forest can be emotionally painful. Pennsylvania activist and author Trebbe Johnson says this sadness often causes people to abandon damaged places. But she suggests a different approach. Johnson: “We face […]

The post How to love damaged places appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:00:25 +0000


How to break bad news about the climate

Dear Sara, Your column about the woman with the big beach house in Florida illustrates the difficulty of an honest conversation: If we stopped burning fossil fuels today, the climate will continue to warm and sea level will continue to […]

The post How to break bad news about the climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:05:34 +0000


Groundwater could fuel future U.S.-Mexico conflict

The Rio Grande River snakes along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. A treaty regulates the use of its water for drinking and irrigation. But as drought increasingly threatens the river, people on both sides of the border are […]

The post Groundwater could fuel future U.S.-Mexico conflict appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:09 +0000


Climate change and the oceans

Oceans cover about 71 percent of Earth’s surface. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, they have provided the single largest sink for the carbon dioxide released by the burning of fossil fuels. And they have absorbed much of the […]

The post Climate change and the oceans appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:05:34 +0000


Former oil worker worries about the climate

As a young man, Allen Hubbard worked in oil exploration and production on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Hubbard: “At the time, we thought we were being patriots, we were solving the energy crisis.” Hubbard had heard about global warming, […]

The post Former oil worker worries about the climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:00:10 +0000


The many ways climate change worsens California wildfires

California has been ravaged by record wildfires in recent years. 2017 was the state’s costliest and most destructive fire season on record. The Mendocino wildfire in July 2018 was California’s largest-ever by a whopping 60 percent. Even though California’s wildfire […]

The post The many ways climate change worsens California wildfires appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:23:45 +0000


Beavers can help combat global warming

Sherry Guzzi wasn’t thinking about climate change eight years ago when she set out to save a family of beavers living near her Lake Tahoe, California, home. A former architect and lifelong wildlife lover, Guzzi was mostly thinking it was […]

The post Beavers can help combat global warming appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:05:19 +0000


Teen gun reform activist takes on climate change

As a high schooler, Faith Ward cared about climate change. But she didn’t believe anyone would pay attention if she voiced her deep concerns. Ward: “You don’t feel very listened to as a teenager, I think.” But when the school […]

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:17 +0000
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Resplandy et al. correction and response
Guest commentary from Ralph Keeling (UCSD) I, with the other co-authors of , want to address two problems that came to our attention since publication of our paper in Nature last week. These problems do not invalidate the methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based, but they do influence […]

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:56:58 +0000


Unforced variations: Nov 2018
This month’s open thread on climate science issues. A lot of interest in the new Resplandy et al paper (WaPo), with some exploration of the implications on twitter i.e. Interesting new paper “Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2 composition”But I’m not sure about their argument on the consequences on […]

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:32:13 +0000


Climate Change and Extreme Summer Weather Events – The Future is still in Our Hands
Summer 2018 saw an unprecedented spate of extreme weather events, from the floods in Japan, to the record heat waves across North America, Europe and Asia, to wildfires that threatened Greece and even parts of the Arctic. The heat and drought in the western U.S. culminated in the worst California wildfire on record. This is […]

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 18:58:20 +0000


Mercury, the other geologically persistent planetary poison
The thing that really gets me in the gut about global warming from fossil fuel combustion is how long it will last. Carbon mined from the deep Earth and injected into the “fast carbon cycle” of the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface will continue to affect atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and climate, for hundreds of thousands […]

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:17:12 +0000


Cracking the Climate Change Case
I have an op-ed in the New York Times this week: How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case The biggest crime scene on the planet is the planet. We know the earth is warming, but who or what is causing it? Many of you will recognise the metaphor from previous Realclimate pieces (this is earliest […]

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:48:36 +0000


Climate without Borders: putting changing climate into a new perspective
Guest post by Mike Favetta The goal of “Climate without Borders” (CwB) is to unite TV weather presenters from all over the world and bring scientific knowledge to a broader public. This, in turn, creates climate awareness and creates support for the urgent climate action needed. Although the name suggests a kind of connection with […]

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 16:58:58 +0000


Pre-industrial anthropogenic CO2 emissions: How large?
Guest article by William Ruddiman Fifteen years after publication of Ruddiman (2003), the early anthropogenic hypothesis is still debated, with relevant evidence from many disciplines continuing to emerge. Recent findings summarized here lend support to the claim that greenhouse-gas emissions from early agriculture (before 1850) were large enough to alter atmospheric composition and global climate […]

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:50:58 +0000


IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC
Responding to climate change is far more like a marathon than a sprint. The IPCC 1.5ºC Special report (#SR15) has been released: The press release Frequently Asked Questions The Summary For Policy Makers (SPM) The full report Thoughts It’s well worth reading the SPM and FAQs before confidently pronouncing on the utility or impact of […]

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 03:06:24 +0000


Unforced variations: Oct 2018
This month’s open thread on climate science topics. Dominant theme this month will probably be the release of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC. The final report will be released later this week, and when it does we’ll give a brief summary. The hastag to follow on Twitter is #SR15.

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:01:57 +0000


European climate services take an important leap forward 
An important milestone was passed during the second general assembly of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, which took place in Berlin on Sept 24-28 (twitter hashtag '#C3SGA18'). The European climate service has become operational, hosted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasts (ECMWF). This means a growing volume of open and free climate data will become […]

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 05:34:21 +0000