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“In a lot of the post-colonial world, so much of what really drives us is suppressed”
"The majority of students are black. It’s not so much a colour as the fact that they come with emotional relationships to the rest of the world that are different."

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:20:41 +0000


What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of July 2-8, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 203 countries. Number 19 on the list? Madagascar. And number 114? Timor-Leste.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:03:07 +0000


‘Apartheid couldn’t have happened without that spatial carving up of the landscape’
"In South Africa, certainly, architecture was always complicit in oppression. Apartheid might have been a political and social structure, but it was also a physical one," says architect Lesley Lokko.

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 16:17:32 +0000


Months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Dominica launches a tree-planting campaign, but is it enough?
"The young farmers and even some of the older heads can't afford fertilizers and chemicals to treat our farms. Why can't the farmers be treated better in this little country?"

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 19:08:15 +0000


What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of June 25-July 1, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 197 countries. Number 19 on the list? Angola. And number 185? Seychelles.

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:38:41 +0000


What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of June 18-24, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 201 countries. Number 2 on the list? Iraq. And number 15? Jordan.

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:35:14 +0000


Will Trinidad and Tobago's cybercrime bill stifle media freedom?
Journalists and users of social media networks are concerned about sections of the recently amended bill which could negatively impact press freedom and online speech.

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 02:02:03 +0000


What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?
During the week of June 11-17, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 205 countries. Number 17 on the list? Philippines. And number 78? Senegal.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:53:36 +0000


Can the United States connect Cubans to the internet? A historical review from the Cuban perspective
There is likely no way for the United States to provide internet access to Cuba without authorization by the Cuban government.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:38:57 +0000


Guyana's LGBT community hosts its first ever gay pride parade
"#Guyana is the only South American country where homosexuality is still illegal. It just held its first LGBT Pride parade. Let's hope decriminalisation is next..."

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:57:45 +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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When Did Talking About the Weather Become Political?
There's a battle in Congress over a grant to help television meteorologists incorporate climate change into their weather reporting.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:34:54 GMT


In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable
In cities that are already scorching hot, temperatures and humidity levels are rising to levels that the human body simply can’t tolerate, researchers warn.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:25:26 GMT


Raising My Child in a Doomed World
Some would say the mistake was having our daughter in the first place.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:00:04 GMT


California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.
The state expects drier dry years and wetter wet ones in the decades ahead. That means projects to restore river habitats now serve another purpose: battling the coming floods.

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:00:04 GMT


A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It’s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.
A village in Greenland is on alert amid fears that a huge iceberg could break apart and send a flood wave over the settlement.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:14:38 GMT


Ireland Moves to Divest From Fossil Fuels
A bill passed in the lower house of Parliament was a victory for the global divestment movement.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:50:56 GMT


Does Climate Change Have Anything to Do With Floods in Thailand?
The region’s strongest rains normally begin in July, so the youth soccer team may have been caught off guard when it entered the relatively dry cave on June 23.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:35:52 GMT


He Sues to Discredit Climate Scientists. Now He’s Being Sued by His Allies.
David Schnare’s conservative legal group seeks to discredit climate science. But it appears to be imploding amid allegations of financial mismanagement, attempted extortion and faked documents.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:10:00 GMT


Nights Are Warming Faster Than Days. Here’s Why That’s Dangerous.
Nationwide, summer evening temperatures have risen at nearly twice the rate of daytime temperatures, putting older people, the sick, and young children at greater risk during heatwaves.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:07:50 GMT


Brett Kavanaugh on the Issues: Abortion, Guns, Climate and More
In cases touching on issues as diverse as gun and abortion rights to regulations and national security, Judge Kavanaugh has assembled a conservative record.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:26:52 GMT
Yale Climate Media Forum

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Fear of flying

For those who fly regularly, boarding airplanes for far-flung vacation destinations and distant family gatherings, flights could account for a large and growing share of their carbon footprint. A single round-trip between New York and Los Angeles produces more than […]

The post Fear of flying appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:05:44 +0000


The Sahara Desert is getting bigger

The Sahara Desert covers an area of northern Africa larger than the lower 48 United States. And it’s growing even bigger. Over the past century, rainfall levels have decreased along the southern edge of the Sahara. So some areas that […]

The post The Sahara Desert is getting bigger appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:00:54 +0000


One man’s fast for climate change

For five days in April, Richard Thomas of Waterville, Maine, ate no solid food. He was not sick, and it was not part of a cleansing diet. He was fasting to encourage deeper reflection on climate change. Thomas: “Climate change […]

The post One man’s fast for climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:00:16 +0000


1,000 newborns receive gift of trees

Newborn babies are often showered with gifts of onesies, board books, blankets, and rattles. But this spring, a thousand babies born at a Pittsburgh hospital received a different kind of gift. Graziano: “Plant Five for Life gave five trees native […]

The post 1,000 newborns receive gift of trees appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:00:37 +0000


Spin class sends electricity to the grid

At Clif Bar headquarters in Emeryville, California, indoor cycling classes energize employees – and, the electrical grid. Last year, the company retrofitted its spin bikes with special generators made by a company called “Rock the Bike.” When you pedal one, […]

The post Spin class sends electricity to the grid appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:00:39 +0000


In a warming world, some species grow smaller

Species respond in many different ways to a warming world. Some may be producing physically smaller offspring. A number of researchers are finding certain species, including some beetles, sparrows, fish, and mountain goats, may be among those producing smaller offspring […]

The post In a warming world, some species grow smaller appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:05:44 +0000


How the Red Cross uses climate science

When disasters strike, the Red Cross mobilizes to provide victims with food, water, and medical supplies. But the organization does more than respond to disasters after they occur. As climate change makes heat waves, droughts, floods, and extreme storms more […]

The post How the Red Cross uses climate science appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:00:13 +0000


As temperatures rise, cows produce less milk

Extreme heat can feel unbearable – for people and animals. Barcellos: “Dairy cows are just like us humans. When it gets extremely hot, you look for shade, you look for ways to comfort yourself.” Tom Barcellos has owned a dairy […]

The post As temperatures rise, cows produce less milk appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:00:45 +0000


A utility’s offer: Leave the grid

Two years ago, Green Mountain Power in Vermont decided that it no longer made sense to maintain an old power line to remote campgrounds at Emerald Lake State Park. So the company installed a system of solar panels and battery […]

The post A utility’s offer: Leave the grid appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:00:52 +0000


Texas peach farmer faces climate challenges

For more than 80 years, Eckhardt Orchards in Fredericksburg, Texas has been known for its juicy, delicious peaches. Eckhardt: “My fathers’ mother and father planted peach trees in the 30s.” That’s co-owner Dianne Eckhardt. Eckhardt: “I’m very proud to be […]

The post Texas peach farmer faces climate challenges appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:00:11 +0000
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Does a slow AMOC increase the rate of global warming?
Established understanding of the AMOC (sometimes popularly called Gulf Stream System) says that a weaker AMOC leads to a slightly cooler global mean surface temperature due to changes in ocean heat storage. But now, a new paper in Nature claims the opposite and even predicts a phase of rapid global warming. What’s the story? By […]

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:34:52 +0000


Model Independence Day
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all models are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creators with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are a DOI, Runability and Inclusion in the CMIP ensemble mean. Well, not quite. But it is Independence Day in the US, and coincidentally there is a new […]

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:48:09 +0000


Unforced Variations: July 2018
This month’s open thread for climate science related topics. The climate policy open thread is here.

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:35:19 +0000


Forced Responses: Jul 2018
Open thread for climate policy and responses.

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:34:48 +0000


30 years after Hansen’s testimony
“The greenhouse effect is here.” – Jim Hansen, 23rd June 1988, Senate Testimony The first transient climate projections using GCMs are 30 years old this year, and they have stood up remarkably well. We’ve looked at the skill in the (pdf) simulations before (back in 2008), and we said at the time that the simulations […]

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:51:30 +0000


Will climate change bring benefits from reduced cold-related mortality? Insights from the latest epidemiological research
Guest post by Veronika Huber Climate skeptics sometimes like to claim that although global warming will lead to more deaths from heat, it will overall save lives due to fewer deaths from cold. But is this true? Epidemiological studies suggest the opposite. Mortality statistics generally show a distinct seasonality. More people die in the colder […]

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:35:53 +0000


Unforced variations: June 2018
This month’s open thread. We know people like to go off on tangents, but last month’s thread went too far. There aren’t many places to discuss climate science topics intelligently, so please stay focused on those.

Sat, 02 Jun 2018 11:13:22 +0000


Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger?
By Stefan Rahmstorf, Kerry Emanuel, Mike Mann and Jim Kossin Friday marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will be watched with interest after last year’s season broke a number of records and e.g. devastated Puerto Rico’s power grid, causing serious problems that persist today. One of us (Mike) is part of […]

Wed, 30 May 2018 13:27:50 +0000


If you doubt that the AMOC has weakened, read this
A few weeks ago, we’ve argued in a paper in Nature that the Atlantic overturning circulation (sometimes popularly dubbed the Gulf Stream System) has weakened significantly since the late 19th Century, with most of the decline happening since the mid-20th Century. We have since received much praise for our study from colleagues around the world […]

Mon, 28 May 2018 11:14:03 +0000


Transparency in climate science
Good thing? Of course.* I was invited to give a short presentation to a committee at the National Academies last week on issues of reproducibility and replicability in climate science for a report they have been asked to prepare by Congress. My slides give a brief overview of the points I made, but basically the […]

Sat, 12 May 2018 18:08:27 +0000