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Citizenship by investment in the Caribbean: Economic boon or diplomatic minefield?
Citizenship by Investment, dubbed the “golden passport”, offers the wealthy a second citizenship at a time when visa and COVID-19 restrictions are becoming more onerous.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:52:26 +0000


COVID-19 causes Trinidad and Tobago to cancel its Carnival for 2021
"Everyone else has already gone ahead and cancelled theirs. I do not [...] see how [anyone] could possibly think to put the country under further threat from Covid-19."

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:33:18 +0000


Masculinity in my genes/jeans
Manoeuvring the complexities of being a boy or man in Caribbean societies assumes "there was a DNA of maleness already living in us, sometimes waiting to be activated."

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:21:55 +0000


In Trinidad & Tobago, citizens defend sou-sou savings against pyramid scheme comparisons
"It has become popular to bad talk traditional methods of savings [without] a clear understanding of the roles they played in the economic development of historically disenfranchised communities here."

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 17:10:25 +0000


The untold plight of imprisoned women in Africa, the Americas, and Asia under the pandemic
"Not only are women at risk of contracting COVID-19, they are also exposed to an increased threat of sexual violence during the pandemic."

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:01:22 +0000


Belizean Independence reminds me of the complicated legacy of colonization
My granny’s Blackness and her attachment to the British Crown provided me with some of my first lessons about the complexities and peculiarities of diasporic Blackness.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:45:11 +0000


Brutal murders in Guyana seen as ‘continuation of earlier ethnic upheavals’
After a months-long election stalemate, and the opposition party's framing of the murders as the failure of a "fraudulent government" to protect Afro-Guyanese, racial tensions are again on the rise.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:45:33 +0000


Barbados declares intent to recognise same-sex unions and remove British queen as head of state
The Cayman Islands recently made same-sex partnerships legal, but Barbados may become the first CARICOM member to do so. It will also replace the queen as head of state.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:22:16 +0000


The Caribbean's ‘double standard’ on the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols
Some social media users are convinced that when it comes to COVID-19 regulation enforcement, police officers come down harder on residents of disenfranchised communities.

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 23:00:07 +0000


Fans mourn the passing of energetic Jamaican reggae icon, ‘Toots’ Hibbert
Often credited with inventing the term "reggae," the legendary "Toots" Hibbert will be remembered for his upbeat, energetic, positive music.

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 22:25:22 +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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Trump and Biden Clash on Climate Change
President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. staked out their positions on the environment and the role of climate change at the debate.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 03:20:49 GMT


Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is ‘Very Likely to Work,’ Studies Suggest
A series of research papers renews hope that the long-elusive goal of mimicking the way the sun produces energy might be achievable.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:00:07 GMT


How Coal-Loving Australia Became the Leader in Rooftop Solar
Embracing solar panels to save money, homeowners have made the country a powerhouse in renewable energy.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:00:39 GMT


Liberals Are Furious. Their Standard-Bearer Wants to Hold Back.
As an unusually high-stakes Supreme Court battle begins during the most bitter election season in decades, Joe Biden is wading cautiously into the fight.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:00:11 GMT


Big Business’s Undisclosed Climate Crisis Plans
Companies know the U.S. economy’s large exposure to climate threats. Regulators can make them show their cards.

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 20:04:48 GMT


Pakistan’s Most Terrifying Adversary Is Climate Change
The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate disasters.

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 15:00:07 GMT


The Sunday Read: ‘How Climate Migration Will Reshape America’
“Might Americans finally be waking up to how climate is about to transform their lives?”

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:00:08 GMT


E.P.A. to Promote Lead Testing Rule as Trump Tries to Burnish His Record
The E.P.A. will tout a new rule on testing lead in drinking water as President Trump's latest environmental achievement, but water experts see only modest improvements at best.

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 09:00:12 GMT


At Climate Week, America’s Cascading Disasters Dominate
This year’s events come amid a climate reckoning in the world’s richest country. Here are the takeaways.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:58:38 GMT


Trump Administration Releases Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging
The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:41:22 GMT
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At least three named Atlantic storms likely during October

The enjoyable lull in Atlantic tropical cyclone activity over the past week may come to an end this weekend, when a large low-pressure system that is expected to develop in the western Caribbean has a 50% chance of spawning a […]

The post At least three named Atlantic storms likely during October appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:31:41 +0000


Is climate change a ‘motivator’ issue in the 2020 Senate elections?

It wasn’t so long ago that the issue of climate change was poised to play a huge – possibly even a decisive – role in the 2020 election, especially in the race for control of the U.S. Senate. Many people […]

The post Is climate change a ‘motivator’ issue in the 2020 Senate elections? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:05:24 +0000


Global demand for U.S. military assistance increasing as weather grows more extreme

When a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis strikes, the U.S. military often helps provide critical aid. And as weather becomes more extreme, the need for that assistance is growing. “The demand for American military resources to help out in humanitarian […]

The post Global demand for U.S. military assistance increasing as weather grows more extreme appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:00:36 +0000


Jobless and underemployed Savannah residents nurture tree saplings in vacant lots

Savannah, Georgia, is famous for its trees. Graceful live oaks draped with Spanish moss shade many of its historic streets. The city’s trees are not only beautiful. They provide shade, cool local neighborhoods, and help absorb stormwater. But many are […]

The post Jobless and underemployed Savannah residents nurture tree saplings in vacant lots appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:00:49 +0000


The video origin of the myth that global warming is good for agriculture

Misinformation is at the root of many scientific controversies, and fighting it can feel like a losing battle. But one effective method is to expose the mechanics of misinformation, to show tactics and deceptive processes in broad daylight. And learning […]

The post The video origin of the myth that global warming is good for agriculture appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:00:51 +0000


The evidence is compelling on human activity as the principal cause of global warming

In our previous essay in this series, we showed that the global average temperature has increased since early in the industrial revolution, rising at an accelerating pace in the past 50 years. It is no longer controversial that warming has […]

The post The evidence is compelling on human activity as the principal cause of global warming appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:05:20 +0000


Renewables could help Caribbean islands become more hurricane-resilient

When hurricanes strike the Caribbean, entire islands are sometimes left without power. That’s because there’s usually just one power plant and one electricity grid per island. So if that one grid goes down, the entire island can go dark for […]

The post Renewables could help Caribbean islands become more hurricane-resilient appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:00:53 +0000


With Teddy and Beta no longer threats, Atlantic hurricane season takes a break

A frenzied September for tropical activity across the Atlantic should draw to a close on a more tranquil note. The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy at 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 23, as Teddy […]

The post With Teddy and Beta no longer threats, Atlantic hurricane season takes a break appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:00:09 +0000


Recent pieces on importance of ‘sliding baselines’

Here is a question posed by Vox reporter David Roberts: “Recent research shows that ‘extremely hot summers’ are 200 times more likely than they were 50 years ago. Did you know that?” And then, “Do you feel it?” Even if […]

The post Recent pieces on importance of ‘sliding baselines’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:05:53 +0000


Low-income communities of color must be included in climate action, activist says

Richard Mabion is an environmental activist and president of the Kansas City, Kansas, branch of the NAACP. He says it’s important to engage low-income communities in climate action. “If we don’t have a total effort in this country to deal […]

The post Low-income communities of color must be included in climate action, activist says appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:00:08 +0000
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New studies confirm weakening of the Gulf Stream circulation (AMOC)
Many of the earlier predictions of climate research have now become reality. The world is getting warmer, sea levels are rising faster and faster, and more frequent heat waves, extreme rainfall, devastating wildfires and more severe tropical storms are affecting many millions of people. Now there is growing evidence that another climate forecast is already […]

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:55:02 +0000


Unforced variations: Sep 2020
This month’s open thread on climate science topics. Things to look for – Arctic sea ice minimum, boreal wildfires and the Atlantic hurricane season – you know, the usual…

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 21:33:29 +0000


Denial and Alarmism in the Near-Term Extinction and Collapse Debate
Climate change dismissives One of my more peculiar run-ins with a dismissive voice was through an online debate in 2010 that ECOS, the journal of the British Association of Nature Conservationists, organised between me and an English wildlife ecologist, Peter Taylor. Taylor’s 2009 book, Chill, argued that far from living in a world that’s heating […]

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 01:18:14 +0000


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 […]

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