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Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?
For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:10:57 +0000

Three Generations of Jamaican Textile Artists Reflect Strong Women's Voices
“Unresolved injustices are not acceptable […] With this exhibition, I chose to focus on creating a space for healing, of sanctuaries for those to whom justice has been unrequited.”

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:26:19 +0000

2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winner Trinidadian Ingrid Persaud Talks Writing
"When you are not writing, you should be reading. Writers are never off duty."

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:33:44 +0000

Jamaica Police Review Absolves Officers in Tivoli Gardens Incursion
The Jamaican Constabulary Force's assessment of its actions during the 2010 state of emergency is being interpreted as "defensive and dismissive in a manner that is not appropriate or useful."

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:48:09 +0000

Music Group Bokanté Serves Up Songs in the Key of Creole
The fusion of West African music, Mississippi Delta blues and Caribbean rhythms are what the band Bokanté is all about.

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:00:16 +0000

Firing His Last Bolt — Jamaica's Superstar Sprinter Comes In Third To An Old, Unloved Rival In His Final Race
"His bronze medal proves his humanity [...] It is highly unlikely that those of us living now will ever see the likes of him again."

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 02:52:09 +0000

‘My Freedom Is Mine’ — Caribbean Netizens Discuss Emancipation Day
"I choose to question myself every day and put down other people's loads that are no longer mine to carry. That is my freedom. What is yours?"

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:27:23 +0000

This Jamaican Scientist's Marijuana-Based Anti-Cancer Drug Has Been Approved by the FDA
Should Dr. Lowe try to launch the drug himself if he can raise the funding? And what of the Jamaican government's role in taking the lead regarding ganja?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:29:02 +0000

Puerto Rican Newspaper Cans Popular Comic Strip, Raising Concerns Over Censorship
Pepito is known for its sharp critique of the government and of elected officials in both the governments of Puerto Rico and of the United States.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:21:54 +0000

Jamaica's First Woman Prime Minister Retires Amidst Praise, Criticism — and a Contentious Battle to Succeed Her
"Portia Simpson came to representational politics at the parliamentary level in 1976 when political tribalism and its ugly pickney, political violence, were on the upswing."

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:10:00 +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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What ‘Clean Coal’ Is — and Isn’t
President Trump’s comments about “clean coal” in Phoenix betrayed a common confusion about the term.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:12:29 -0500

Alaska’s Permafrost Is Thawing
The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:12 -0500

What Exxon Mobil Didn’t Say About Climate Change
Company scientists raised concerns about greenhouse gases and the climate, but executives told the public a very different tale.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:07:14 -0500

Tony de Brum, Voice of Pacific Islands on Climate Change, Dies at 72
Mr. de Brum championed independence for the Marshall Islands and its preservation in the face of rising seas.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:54:14 -0500

In Italy’s Drought-Hit Vineyards, the Harvest of a Changing Climate
Some producers in Barolo say this year’s heat wave will improve their wines. But others warn of a loss of balance, in the season and in the grapes.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:17:59 -0500

Watching the Eclipse in Oregon
The eclipse puts us in our place.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:13:52 -0500

A Hmong Rice Farmer in Transition
Sapa in northwest Vietnam is a place of rice terrace farming. Hear from Mái, a Hmong rice farmer, on how the changing climate is affecting the rice harvest.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:00:02 -0500

Should You Trust Climate Science? Maybe the Eclipse Is a Clue
Many Americans will follow the solar eclipse on Monday because of a scientific prediction. But we seem to take some forecasts more seriously than others.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:11:42 -0500

Dutch Utility Bets Its Future on an Unusual Strategy: Selling Less Power
Seeking to adapt to upheaval in the energy market, Eneco is preparing for a future in which utilities provide services rather than kilowatts.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:40:05 -0500

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon
Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:25:10 -0500
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Climate communication: Do apocalyptic messages work?

To call Jon Christensen multifaceted overstretches the prefix multi-. He is an adjunct assistant professor in UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (or IoES), the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities. At the IoES, he is [...]

The post Climate communication: Do apocalyptic messages work? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:05:22 +0000

Hot nights could cause poor sleep

Wake up and smell the climate change! A new study shows that Americans sleep less on unusually warm nights, and we’re seeing more of them as the climate warms. Nick Obradovich is with the science, technology, and public policy program [...]

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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Rising seas could wipe out surf spots

Sekich-Quinn: “Oftentimes the majority of people associate climate change with extreme weather, fires, urban heat centers. But at the end of the day, our oceans and coast are at the center of climate change.” That’s Stefanie Sekich-Quinn of the Surfrider [...]

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:00:41 +0000

Microbes could help crops endure droughts

There’s more to a lush green plant than meets the eye. Armies of tiny organisms called microbes live on and in leaves, stems, and roots. They help plants absorb nutrients, fight disease, and endure stresses like drought. Now, a biotech [...]

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:00:29 +0000

Rancher regroups after devastating wildfire

Mark Gardiner, a fourth generation Kansas cattle rancher, is no stranger to wildfires. Gardiner: “I’ve seen them every year of my life.” But the fire that swept through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas this March was extreme. Nearly 40,000 acres on [...]

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:00:20 +0000

New evidence of western forest decline

CORTEZ, COLO. – In Colorado’s San Juan National Forest, between 7,000 and 10,000 feet, quaking aspen grow in glorious, shimmering groves. In mid-2004, Forest Service rangers noticed the aspen groves sickening. Trees crowns browned in patchy clusters. Their lime-green, spear-shaped [...]

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:05:23 +0000

Man makes game of saving energy

David Herbert of Bremen, Maine, is serious about saving energy. About six years ago he started tracking his electricity use with the help of a kilowatt reader. Herbert: “You plug it into the wall and you plug your appliance into [...]

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:56 +0000

Bookshelf: Climate change threatens our health

Climate change represents a growing threat to human well-being — through heat waves, extreme weather events, expanding ranges for tropical diseases, shortfalls in nutrition due to effects on agriculture, and more. For these dog days of August, YCC offers a bookshelf [...]

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:05:09 +0000

Hot days endanger farmworkers

The luscious red tomatoes and juicy peaches in your local grocery store were most likely picked by hand to prevent bruising. But that personal touch comes at a price. On hot days, the workers who pick these crops are at [...]

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:00:15 +0000

Climate change could wreck beach vacations

Every summer, visitors flock to the beaches along Rhode Island’s 400 miles of coastline. And the locals gain the benefits of a five-billion-dollar tourism industry. But climate change is starting to interfere with Rhode Island’s beach season. Rubinoff: “We have [...]

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:02 +0000
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Data rescue projects
It’s often been said that while we can only gather new data about the planet at the rate of one year per year, rescuing old data can add far more data more quickly. Data rescue is however extremely labor intensive. Nonetheless there are multiple data rescue projects and citizen science efforts ongoing, some of which […]

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:23:45 +0000

Sensible Questions on Climate Sensitivity
Guest Commentary by Cristian Proistosescu, Peter Huybers and Kyle Armour tl;dr  Two recent papers help bridge a seeming gap between estimates of climate sensitivity from models and from observations of the global energy budget. Recognizing that equilibrium climate sensitivity cannot be directly observed because Earth’s energy balance is a long way from equilibrium, the studies […]

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:24:40 +0000

Observations, Reanalyses and the Elusive Absolute Global Mean Temperature
One of the most common questions that arises from analyses of the global surface temperature data sets is why they are almost always plotted as anomalies and not as absolute temperatures. There are two very basic answers: First, looking at changes in data gets rid of biases at individual stations that don’t change in time […]

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:11:03 +0000

Unforced Variations: August 2017
This month’s open thread.

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:05:36 +0000

Joy plots for climate change
This is joy as in ‘Joy Division’, not as in actual fun. Many of you will be familiar with the iconic cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album, but maybe fewer will know that it’s a plot of signals from a pulsar (check out this Scientific American article on the history). The length of the […]

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:58:46 +0000

The climate has always changed. What do you conclude?
Probably everyone has heard this argument, presented as objection against the findings of climate scientists on global warming: “The climate has always changed!” And it is true: climate has changed even before humans began to burn fossil fuels. So what can we conclude from that? A quick quiz Do you conclude… (1) that humans cannot […]

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:16:30 +0000

Red team/Blue team Day 1
From Russell Seitz:

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 17:19:08 +0000

Climate Sensitivity Estimates and Corrections
You need to be careful in inferring climate sensitivity from observations. Two climate sensitivity stories this week – both related to how careful you need to be before you can infer constraints from observational data. (You can brush up on the background and definitions here). Both cases – a “Brief Comment Arising” in Nature (that […]

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:01:11 +0000

Unforced variations: July 2017
So, big news this week: The latest update to the RSS lower troposphere temperatures (Zeke at Carbon Brief, J. Climate paper) and, of course, more chatter about the red team/blue team concept. Comments?

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:45:42 +0000

What do you need to know about climate?
What do you need to know about climate in order to be in the best position to adapt to future change? This question was discussed in a European workshop on Copernicus climate services during a heatwave in Barcelona, Spain (June 12-14). The answer is not clear-cut, even after having some information about user requirements from […]

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:30:16 +0000