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Jamaica’s ‘Voices for Climate Change’ spreads its message with music
One forward-thinking NGO is promoting smart environmental practices by harnessing artistic talent to do outreach and raise awareness about climate change.

Fri, 17 May 2019 23:46:45 +0000


Trinidad & Tobago promotes equality, but politicians often can't resist talking race
Trinidad and Tobago's Equal Opportunity Act has provisions against offensive behaviour, but when it comes to politics the race card gets played time and time again.

Mon, 13 May 2019 13:26:46 +0000


A mixed welcome for Trinidad and Tobago's plan to regularise Venezuelan migrants
From exploitation of refugees to an increase in violent crime, Trinidad and Tobago has its hands full as streams of Venezuelan migrants continue to arrive.

Fri, 03 May 2019 18:47:59 +0000


Will the Haitian president's third pick for prime minister solve the nation's security issues?
Haiti's security situation is currently quite volatile, sparking hope that the proposed new prime minister will be able to work with President Moise and deal with pressing socio-economic issues.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:46:27 +0000


Easter in Trinidad & Tobago looks (and tastes) like this
A glimpse into what Easter time is like in the most southerly islands of the Caribbean archipelago.

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:23:47 +0000


Unexplained Wealth Bill in Trinidad & Tobago ruffles some feathers
As a bill targeting "unexplained wealth" is debated in parliament, misinformation abounds and people start playing politics.

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:18:47 +0000


A magical image of a Carnival stilt-walker asserts the legitimacy of public breastfeeding in Trinidad & Tobago
"Eating in public spaces is normal and natural regardless of whether you’re eating off of a plate, a banana leaf or your mother’s breasts."

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 16:48:28 +0000


Is the Haitian parliament's revocation of Prime Minister Céant's another feat of zero-sum game politics?
The no-confidence vote and resulting reshuffle are impacting the government's capacity to provide a timely and effective response to Haiti's socio-economic crisis.

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:53:26 +0000


Website fighting against body-shaming proves Carnival is for #everyBODY
"Thanks to masqueraders like Candice Santana and our followers, we can shed a different light on what true representation of masqueraders looks like."

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:55:29 +0000


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

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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Amazon Investors Reject Proposals on Climate Change and Facial Recognition
The resolutions, voted on by shareholders, would have pushed the company to reconsider its societal impact.

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:02:15 GMT


One Thing You Can Do: Drive Smarter
Also this week, climate report cards for Democratic candidates.

Wed, 22 May 2019 16:48:38 GMT


An Electoral Brush Fire in Australia
Once again, analysts overestimated the resonance of climate change and underestimated the power of economic populism.

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:00:07 GMT


E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math
The E.P.A. plans to change the way air pollution health risks are calculated in a way that would sharply lower estimated deaths from new, looser rules for coal plants.

Mon, 20 May 2019 09:00:10 GMT


‘Earthworm Dilemma’ Has Climate Scientists Racing to Keep Up
Worms are wriggling into Earth’s northernmost forests, creating major unknowns for climate-change models.

Mon, 20 May 2019 08:19:28 GMT


It Was Supposed to Be Australia’s Climate Change Election. What Happened?
On Saturday, in a result that stunned most analysts, voters re-elected the conservative coalition that has long resisted plans to sharply cut down on carbon emissions and coal.

Sun, 19 May 2019 05:44:56 GMT


What Panama’s Worst Drought Means for Its Canal’s Future
A severe drought this year led to restrictions for the Panama Canal. The rains are now returning, but weather patterns are likely to make limits more commonplace in years to come.

Fri, 17 May 2019 15:24:36 GMT


One Thing You Can Do: Clean Greener
Also this week, a calculator to help gauge how much plastic you use.

Wed, 15 May 2019 15:31:38 GMT


In Flood-Hit Midwest, Mayors See Climate Change as a Subject Best Avoided
Politicians in the flood-weary Midwest talk openly about the increased flood threat, but many are wary of blaming climate change for their problems.

Wed, 15 May 2019 09:00:12 GMT


Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea
The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.

Tue, 14 May 2019 08:00:02 GMT
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Self-driving cars could one day clog streets with traffic and pollution

Many experts agree that self-driving vehicles will be part of our transportation future. Dan Sperling of the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC-Davis says that could lead to streets clogged with driverless cars. Sperling: “With automation, people can do anything […]

The post Self-driving cars could one day clog streets with traffic and pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 22 May 2019 11:00:32 +0000


Four scientists make creativity a key to communicating their research

This month’s “This is Not Cool” original video, produced by independent videographer and YCC regular contributor Peter Sinclair, explores the creative science communication initiatives of four different scientists. Ecohydrologist, researcher, and science storyteller Emily Fairfax of the University of Colorado […]

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Tue, 21 May 2019 11:05:26 +0000


Springs are arriving earlier, but New England’s woodland wildflowers are slow to catch on

In New England’s forests, wildflowers are some of the first signs of spring – often blooming before trees leaf out and shade the forest floor. Heberling: “This high light period before the trees leaf out is really critical for how […]

The post Springs are arriving earlier, but New England’s woodland wildflowers are slow to catch on appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 21 May 2019 11:00:29 +0000


‘Are carbon offsets a scam?’

Dear Sara, Are carbon offsets for real? For many years, we’ve purchased carbon offsets when we travel by whatever means. Have we fallen for a scam? I suppose that like many opportunities, some could be valid, others, not. How can […]

The post ‘Are carbon offsets a scam?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 20 May 2019 13:00:18 +0000


Climate change threatens hunting and fishing in Yellowstone country

Craig Mathews is an avid hunter and fisherman. Forty years ago, he moved to West Yellowstone, Montana, and fell in love with the wilderness there. Mathews: “I’ve seen grizzly bears, big horn sheep, mule deer, white tailed deer, wolverines. And […]

The post Climate change threatens hunting and fishing in Yellowstone country appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 20 May 2019 11:00:22 +0000


Beleaguered journalism interests seek to aid ailing planet

Let’s buy for a moment the well-traveled viewpoint that the news media like nothing better than a good crisis. Nothing like a crisis, and better yet two, to kick reporters’ and editors’, let alone media bean counters’, adrenaline into overdrive. […]

The post Beleaguered journalism interests seek to aid ailing planet appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 17 May 2019 11:15:52 +0000


CJR’s covering climate change event proposes better journalism for a better climate

Mass media reporting on climate change over the past three decades “has not been, for the most part, journalism’s finest hour.” With clearly implicit understatement, book author and journalist-turned-activist Bill McKibben opened a recent #CoveringClimateNow conference at Columbia University’s journalism […]

The post CJR’s covering climate change event proposes better journalism for a better climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 17 May 2019 11:10:51 +0000


How climate change is shaking up plans for this year’s high school graduates

In the throes of final exams, graduation parties, and turning tassels, the high school class of 2019 is staring down a future full of climate challenges. The class, most born in 2001 and 2002, hasn’t experienced a year without record-breaking […]

The post How climate change is shaking up plans for this year’s high school graduates appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 17 May 2019 11:05:56 +0000


Salt marshes help protect shorelines

Along many parts of the U.S. coastline, tall sea grasses grow in salt marshes. Currin: “It’s a sea of green in the spring and summer!” Carolyn Currin of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says these wetland habitats provide homes […]

The post Salt marshes help protect shorelines appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 17 May 2019 11:00:14 +0000


Climate change could cause L.A. blackouts

Large storms are not the only cause of power outages. In the Los Angeles area, rising temperatures could lead to more frequent blackouts. Stephanie Pincetl of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability co-authored a recent report about how […]

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Thu, 16 May 2019 11:00:08 +0000
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Forced responses: May 2019
A bimonthly open thread on climate solutions and policies. If you want to discuss climate science, please use the Unforced Variations thread instead.

Thu, 02 May 2019 06:55:53 +0000


Unforced variations: May 2019
This month’s open thread about climate science topics. For discussions about solutions and policy, please use the Forced Responses open thread.

Thu, 02 May 2019 06:53:56 +0000


Nenana Ice Classic 2019
Wow. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the exceptional (relative) warmth in Alaska last month and in February, the record for the Nenana Ice Classic was shattered this year. The previous official record was associated with the exceptional conditions in El Niño-affected winter of 1939-1940, when the ice went out on April 20th 1940. Though since 1940 was […]

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:44:26 +0000


First successful model simulation of the past 3 million years of climate change
Guest post by Matteo Willeit, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research A new study published in Science Advances shows that the main features of natural climate variability over the last 3 million years can be reproduced with an efficient model of the Earth system. The Quaternary is the most recent geological Period, covering the past […]

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 18:11:59 +0000


Unforced variations: April 2019
This month’s open thread on climate science issues. Remember that discussions about climate solutions go here.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 22:21:56 +0000


Alpine glaciers: Another decade of loss
Guest Commentary by Mauri Pelto (Nichols College) Preliminary data reported from the reference glaciers of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) in 2018 from Argentina, Austria, China, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and United States indicate that 2018 will be the 30th consecutive year of significant negative annual balance (> -200mm); […]

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:15:08 +0000


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