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Caribbean Airlines doesn't fly Boeing's 737 MAX, but travellers are still asking questions
The aircraft's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) has a sensor designed to detect when the plane stalls, and automatically pushes the nose down to get airflow back over the wing.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:31:33 +0000


Carnival may bring out latent body-shaming in Trinidad & Tobago, but this masquerader is having none of it
"My band ran a campaign endorsing all sizes, shapes and shades. This excited me on many levels because truth be told we are a body shaming society."

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:51:13 +0000


A palace on stilts: Guyanese novelist Wilson Harris returns to life in Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival
"Everywhere in Harris’ book we are asked to look up. At the sky, at the sun, at houses built on stilts."

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:04:32 +0000


US envoy visits Haiti as leaders juggle solutions to address national crisis
With the government not delivering on what they promised after the February 2019 protests, can dialogue really offer ensuring solutions to Haiti's socio-economic crisis?

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:02:15 +0000


The French Yellow Vests movement seen through global lenses
As we witness the rise of the Yellow Vests, France revisits its bloodthirsty history.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:35:30 +0000


This Trinidad and Tobago steelband changed its tune, prompting discussion on a steelpan policy
"I don’t think people really understand what happens in a panyard. Problems like the one with Exodus will resurface if we keep looking at pan as pure entertainment."

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:05:30 +0000


Protests in Haiti may have halted, but its fragile institutions still struggle
The government announced new measures to relieve the suffering of Haitian citizens, but are they enough to solve the current crisis and stem further unrest?

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:50:11 +0000


A ‘digital nomad’ from the UK advocates for solar power in all island nations
"The Caribbean is no different from other parts of the world. Most people do not think about where their electricity is being generated. The big difference is its phenomenal cost."

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:05:08 +0000


Haiti's current political unrest: Déjà vu or opportunity for meaningful change?
Protests have paralyzed Port-au-Prince schools, hospitals, and marketplaces, as well as other cities. Demonstrators demand radical system change: "tabula rasa" (clean slate), as they call it.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:10:58 +0000


Venezuela's humanitarian crisis puts Trinidad and Tobago's refugee policy under the microscope
Venezuelans fleeing their country have been seeking refuge in Trinidad and Tobago in increasing numbers, but the country is yet to get its act together to deal with the influx.

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:03:59 +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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Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water
Seven states, including California and Arizona, agreed to voluntarily cut their water use. But as the climate warms, any victory may be short-lived.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:28:31 GMT


Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says
Climate change and population growth, meaning less supply and more demand, could equal an “existential threat,” England’s environment chief warned.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:03:08 GMT


How PG&E Ignored California Fire Risks in Favor of Profits
Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest utility, has been responsible for wildfires in recent years that destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres. Several proved deadly.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:23:53 GMT


What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America
The G.O.P. under President Trump has given liberals an opening in places like Iowa. But they need to know how to speak to voters here.

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 23:00:06 GMT


I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too.
Increasingly, people are being forced to flee their homes not just by war and poverty, but also by climate change. It’s time we rethink our antiquated ideas about immigrants.

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:57:09 GMT


Pictures From Youth Climate Strikes Around the World
Children and young adults around the world skipped school en masse Friday to demand action on climate change.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:00:58 GMT


‘Goodbye, Earth’: A Story for Grown-Ups
This 9-Year-Old Is Mad at You for Failing on Climate Change

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:53:08 GMT


‘Goodbye, Earth’: A Story for Grown-Ups
This 9-Year-Old Is Mad at You for Failing on Climate Change

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:53:05 GMT


Climate Change: How Can Manhattan be Protected? Make It Bigger
Mayor de Blasio proposed a $10 billion plan to build a huge berm at the bottom of Manhattan to protect the financial district from rising sea levels.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:35:51 GMT


Circular(s)
Why conscious consumption isn't enough to combat climate change

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:18:45 GMT
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Five winners and losers of premature springs

Spring is usually a coordinated dance of singing birds, bursting leaves, buzzing insects, and blooming flowers, but climate change is throwing off the rhythm. With warming temperatures, the average spring in the eastern U.S. is starting earlier. This year, flowers […]

The post Five winners and losers of premature springs appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:10:38 +0000


Key readings before visiting National Parks

Planning to be one of 330 million-plus visitors to America’s national parks this year? Curious about impacts of climate change to these important places? Not surprisingly, that impact is and will be considerable and varied. Here are several pieces that […]

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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:05:00 +0000


Poor? You probably pay more for electricity.

Americans commonly spend three or four percent of their income on energy bills. But in many low-income communities, that number is higher. Smith: “In Atlanta, for example, you have some people paying over eleven percent of their income on utility […]

The post Poor? You probably pay more for electricity. appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:00:49 +0000


Farmers plant trees alongside crops

At a farm in Missouri, rows of pecan trees grow between narrow fields of wheat. The towering trees provide nuts that the farmer sells for extra income. The practice of growing trees alongside annual crops or livestock is called agroforestry, […]

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:52 +0000


Clean energy facts belie common myths

Recent public opinion data from the Yale Program on Climate Communication, publisher of this site, spells out what many have already noticed. More and more Americans accept the science of climate change, are worried about the problem, and say they […]

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:05:06 +0000


Tiny solar cells harvest indoor light

Solar panels are installed where they can absorb sunlight. But a different type of solar technology is designed to harvest indoor light instead. Barry Breen is CEO of 3G Solar Photovoltaics in Jerusalem, Israel. His company’s solar cells work under […]

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:00:26 +0000


TV journalist spreads the word on climate change

TV journalist Vanessa Hauc wants to make sure that people on the front lines of climate change are fully informed on the topic. Huac: “Latino communities and minorities are the most affected.” For example, hurricanes and wildfires have hit Florida, […]

The post TV journalist spreads the word on climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:00:29 +0000


A startup is farming corals

As a scuba-diver, Sam Teicher has long been worried about threats to coral reefs, including pollution and global warming. After college, he worked on a reef restoration project on the island of Mauritius, off the coast of Africa. He wanted […]

The post A startup is farming corals appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:00:49 +0000


How ambitious cities are cutting carbon pollution

Cities around the world are taking climate action, but some are making especially ambitious commitments. Partin: “When you look at what it takes to get to an 80 to 100 percent greenhouse gas reduction target, it’s a radical transformation in […]

The post How ambitious cities are cutting carbon pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:00:53 +0000


‘How will global warming change springtime?’

Dear Sara, I would like to read your prediction of the effects of climate change on the traditional four weather seasons. From a lifestyle preference, it has been nice for me to know that in the summer, there will be […]

The post ‘How will global warming change springtime?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:05:50 +0000
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The Crank Shaft
This is a thread for collecting the oddball theories, tinfoil hat level conspiracies and other climate-related nonsense in the comments that would otherwise derail substantive discussion. Keeping them all in one spot might be of interest to future researchers.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:11:38 +0000


Unforced variations: Mar 2019
This month’s open thread on climate science topics.

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 12:11:31 +0000


The best case for worst case scenarios
The “end of the world” or “good for you” are the two least likely among the spectrum of potential outcomes. Stephen Schneider Scientists have been looking at best, middling and worst case scenarios for anthropogenic climate change for decades. For instance, himself took a turn back in 2009. And others have postulated both far more […]

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 03:42:38 +0000


Update day
So Wednesday was temperature series update day. The HadCRUT4, NOAA NCEI and GISTEMP time-series were all updated through to the end of 2018 (slightly delayed by the federal government shutdown). Berkeley Earth and the MSU satellite datasets were updated a couple of weeks ago. And that means that everyone gets to add a single additional […]

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 03:54:46 +0000


Forced Responses: Feb 2019
A bimonthly thread on societal responses to climate change. Note that there is another open thread for climate science topics. Please stick to specifics as opposed to arguments about ethics, politics or morality in general.

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 02:52:19 +0000


Unforced variations: Feb 2019
This month’s open thread for climate science discussions.

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 02:41:15 +0000


What the 2018 climate assessments say about the Gulf Stream System slowdown
Last year, twenty thousand peer reviewed studies on ‘climate change’ were published. No single person can keep track of all those – you’d have to read 55 papers every single day. (And, by the way, that huge mass of publications is why climate deniers will always find something to cherry-pick that suits their agenda.) That […]

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:52:03 +0000


New Ocean Heat Content Histories
Guest commentary from Laure Zanna (U. Oxford) and G. Jake Gebbie (WHOI) Two recent papers, (hereafter ZKGIH19) and (hereafter GH19), independently reconstructed ocean heat content (OHC) changes prior to the instrumentally-based records (which start ~1950). The goals (and methodologies) of the two papers were quite different – ZKGIH19 investigated regional patterns of ocean warming and […]

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:21:24 +0000


The Climate Scientists are Alright
Guest commentary from Eric Guilyardi (IPSL) and Valérie Masson-Delmotte (IPSL/IPCC) [This is a translation of an article in Le Monde (Jan 11).] In recent weeks in France, there has been a profusion of articles about the “climate scientist blues” (Le Monde 21/Dec, JDD 9/Dec, France Info 26/Sep), which has apparently affecting them “scientifically”. This follows […]

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:50:27 +0000


Decluttering
Given some unexpected down time this month (and maybe next month too!), I’ve been trying to go through key old posts on this site. The basic idea is to update links to other sites, references and figures that over the years have died (site domains that were abandoned, site redesigns, deliberate deletions etc.). Most notably, […]

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:57:16 +0000