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What the door knockers in Colombia's Cartagena de Indias tell us about the city's history
Add beautiful door knockers to your list of reasons to visit Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:06:34 +0000


‘Hypersensitive’ or ‘horror'? Trinidad church mired in fashion show controversy
"Even though the church might promote the positive aspects of the culture [...] due care must be taken to ensure that participants do not cross the line into negativity and impropriety."

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:02:46 +0000


At a standstill: Can Haiti find a way out of its unending crisis?
As more and more Haitian people take to the streets to demand his resignation, President Jovenel Moïse seems intent on redirecting focus away from his government.

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:10:14 +0000


Cry of ‘Free the [bleeping] weed!’ leads to arrest of Trinidadian cannabis advocate
"To those who say the war is over, Rowley has promised to decriminalise, tell that to the citizens of this country who are packed 15 man to one stinking cell."

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:44:45 +0000


A mud volcano might explode in Trinidad: Are villagers prepared?
When the volcano last erupted in 1997, the village of Piparo was unprepared; if it happens again, residents are doing everything they can to ensure the response will be different.

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:46:39 +0000


Kanye West's use of Jamaican symbols sparks national dialogue on ‘branding’
"Successive political administrations have never fully appreciated the economic value of the brand ‘Jamaica’ nor the symbols that [represent] that brand including its flag and its coat of arms..."

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:25:36 +0000


Remains of Trinidad and Tobago's First Peoples returned to resting place
The remains of 60 indigenous ancestors were reinterred in a ceremony to properly honour the dead and recognise the importance of the local First Peoples community.

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:50:34 +0000


Is Trinidad & Tobago's LED lightbulb initiative a bright idea or a shot in the dark?
It may seem like a good idea in theory, but citizens are concerned that the fiscal measure of providing 400,000 households with LED bulbs is not part of a bigger plan.

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:44:19 +0000


Is Rihanna Barbadian or Jamaican? Jamaican Twitter claims the superstar as their own
Barbadian Twitter users poked fun at the Jamaican Dollar exchange rate, so Jamaicans did the next best thing — they claimed Rihanna.

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:28:26 +0000


Young Jamaican senator makes ‘inappropriate’ comments in parliament about breast cancer
"How is [discussing] part of a woman's body either appropriate or relevant in a Parliamentary (or any other public/formal discourse)?"

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:34:43 +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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5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future
Here's how the next 20 years are shaping up in terms of energy, and what it means for global warming.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:11 GMT


Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate
Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short notice.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:00:09 GMT


Maya Lin to Conjure Dying Trees to Make a Point
Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate change.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:03:51 GMT


Australian Fire Officials Say the Worst Is Yet to Come
Dozens of blazes, many of them out of control, are burning from the Sydney suburbs to areas hundreds of miles north around Byron Bay.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:22:13 GMT


Telling Stories to Battle Climate Change, With a Little Humor Thrown In
The women who make the podcast “Mothers of Invention” stand apart in the field of climate communication.

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:00:13 GMT


A Legal Approach to Fighting Climate Change
Gillian Lobo is the senior lawyer for ClientEarth, an environmental law charity.

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:00:12 GMT


This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like
Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis.

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 10:00:20 GMT


Interior Chief’s Lobbying Past Has Challenged the Agency’s Ethics Referees
Since his arrival at the Interior Department, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has shown a willingness to press ethics lawyers for decisions that help his agenda.

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 10:00:17 GMT


Scandinavian Wine? A Warming Climate Tempts Entrepreneurs
Hotter weather is fueling efforts to create a commercial wine industry in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 08:00:25 GMT


At Least 3 Dead as Fires Rage Across Eastern Australia
Firefighters warned of dry, windy conditions to come, signaling an early start for what could be the country’s worst fire season in decades.

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:54:15 GMT
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High school seniors do research in Greenland

The ski-equipped Air National Guard LC-130 carried Alana Macken to Greenland nearly a year after the Northern California firestorm roared through her hometown of Santa Rosa in 2017, killing 22 people and destroying more than 5,000 structures. The fires deeply […]

The post High school seniors do research in Greenland appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:05:28 +0000


Branford, Connecticut, sets up fund to pay for costs of climate change

Saving for retirement pays off. If you deposit money into an IRA, its earnings can grow over time, and so can your nest egg. James Finch is the director of finance for Branford, Connecticut. He says as cities and towns […]

The post Branford, Connecticut, sets up fund to pay for costs of climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:00:55 +0000


Doubling down: Researchers investigate compound climate risks

It was a grim day in Moscow on July 25, 2010. The English-language Moscow Times reported that the Russian capital had broken the 1936 temperature record for July: 98 degrees Fahrenheit. That month, the city, where air conditioning was (and […]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:05:18 +0000


Harvard research could shed light on geoengineering

To avoid the worst consequences of global warming, the world urgently needs to cut carbon pollution. But cutting pollution from the world’s energy system takes time, so some suggest that we also need to consider geoengineering the climate to cool […]

The post Harvard research could shed light on geoengineering appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:00:29 +0000


Veteran urges other veterans to fight for the climate

Wilson “Woody” Powell served in the Air Force during the Korean war. But in the decades since, he’s become staunchly anti-war. Through the group Veterans for Peace, Powell has spoken out against conflicts, sought justice for civilian victims, and mentored […]

The post Veteran urges other veterans to fight for the climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:00:38 +0000


Motherhood on a flooded earth

Set a little over a century from now, Kassandra Montag’s After the Flood depicts an earth completely transformed by climate change and rising seas. The overflowing oceans first devastated the coastal cities and then the middle parts of continents, leaving […]

The post Motherhood on a flooded earth appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:05:08 +0000


Ohio farmers use old-fashioned methods to turn degraded land into green pasture

Twenty years ago, Shawn and Beth Dougherty had trouble finding land to farm, so they bought a plot that was designated by the state of Ohio as unsuitable for agriculture. “And we just had to set about disproving that,” Beth […]

The post Ohio farmers use old-fashioned methods to turn degraded land into green pasture appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:00:41 +0000


The potential health costs of climate change are huge, report finds

Climate change can make people sick, and it can even be deadly. “Our warming planet is putting millions of us at risk for heat-related illness and even death,” says Kim Knowlton of the Natural Resources Defense Council. “That heat contributes […]

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Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:00:30 +0000


What small businesses can do about climate change

My articles for Yale Climate Connections have focused on steps various sectors might take to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. The first series dealt with personal or individual actions, the second with governmental actions. Each […]

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Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:10:06 +0000


Great graphics aid on climate change messaging

  Q: Does it matter what we do to limit climate change? And if so, will it make just a little difference, or a lot? A: The difference is huge, as this pair of graphics illustrates especially vividly: For the […]

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Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:05:15 +0000
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Sensitive But Unclassified
The US federal government goes to quite a lot of effort to (mostly successfully) keep sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information (like personal data) out of the hands of people who would abuse it. But when it comes to the latest climate models, quite a few are SBU as well. The results from climate models that […]

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:37:51 +0000


Unforced variations: Nov 2019
This month’s open thread.

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:11:04 +0000


Do you want to share your views on climate change and reading blogs?
A survey is conducted by researchers of Cambridge University and Wageningen University. They have asked us to post information about it. Please share your views on climate change and reading blogs by filling out this survey. The data will be used to get a better understanding of climate change blog audiences’ views on climate change […]

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:57:37 +0000


More than 500 people misunderstand climate change
A consensus is usually established when one explanation is more convincing than alternative accounts, convincing the majority. This is also true in science. However, science-based knowledge is also our best description of our world because it is built on testing hypotheses that are independently reexamined by colleagues. It is also typical that there are a […]

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:01:42 +0000


Forced responses: Oct 2019
Bi-monthly open thread on climate solutions. Please try to be civil. Remember, climate science questions can be discussed on the Unforced Variations thread.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:59:51 +0000


Unforced Variations: Oct 2019
This month’s open thread. Please try to stick to climate science topics.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:56:52 +0000


Unforced variations: Sep 2019
This month’s open thread for climate science topics. A new two-part community assessment of tropical storms and climate change is online at BAMS: Knutson et al. ; . And for those interested in Arctic Sea Ice, there is always the NSIDC.

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 21:30:36 +0000


The Antarctic ice sheet is melting and, yeah, it’s probably our fault.
Glaciers in West Antarctica have thinned and accelerated in the last few decades.  A new paper provides some of the first evidence that this is due to human activities. by Eric Steig It’s been some time since I wrote anything for RealClimate. In the interim there’s been a lot of important new work in the area […]

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:56:47 +0000


Background on the role of natural climate variability in West Antarctic ice sheet change.
This is a summary of some of the key details that underpin the discussion of anthropogenic vs. natural forcing in driving glacier change in West Antarctica. This is useful background for the paper by Holland et al. (2019), discussed in another post (here). We’ve known for some time that Pine Island Glacier (PIG) and Thwaites Glacier, […]

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:56:21 +0000


Just the facts?
In the wake of the appalling mass shootings last weekend, Neil DeGrasse Tyson (the pre-eminent scientist/communicator in the US) tweeted some facts that were, let’s just say, not well received (and for which he kind of apologised). At least one of the facts he tweeted about was incorrect (deaths by medical errors are far smaller). […]

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 21:33:24 +0000