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Transgender Woman's Murder in Trinidad & Tobago Highlights Ostracism Faced by LGBTQ Community
"This wonderful human being, who cared so much for others, died for no reason .. other than perhaps, being different."

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:42:55 +0000


The Conviction of Another Dancehall Star Fails to Shock Crime-Weary Jamaicans
Following the incarceration of Vybz Kartel, Ninja Man is the second major dancehall artist in recent times to be convicted of murder in crime-weary Jamaica.

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:30:58 +0000


Glimpses of Hope as Dominica Rebuilds After Hurricane Maria
"You will see the drastic difference in how the landscape changed after the storm [...] I’m planning future timelapse films, to hopefully showcase the return of our lush, green landscapes."

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:42:45 +0000


Musicians Think There's #NoGreaterTime to Advocate for Change in Trinidad & Tobago
A new musical project delivers an inspirational message of unity to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, challenging them to collectively create "a more peaceful society".

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:08:15 +0000


With a Little Help From Humans, the Caribbean's Birds Are Attempting a Post-Hurricane Comeback
Wildlife suffers from the effects of natural disasters too, and after the tough 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, conservationists across the Caribbean are helping bird populations to be resilient.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:49:27 +0000


Jamaican Women Demand the Right to ‘Bare Arms’ at Government Offices
"There are Jamaicans who are being denied services that they are entitled to because of these dress codes [...] a serious issue to be addressed."

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:38:07 +0000


A One-Two Punch of Natural Disasters in Cuba’s Camagüey
Hurricanes go, but in Camagüey the victims stay. Irma was the final blow after the tornado that battered them on 29 August 2017.

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:30:00 +0000


Jamaican Prime Minister’s Barefoot Campaigning Inspires Laughs—and Questions About Infrastructure
Despite the showmanship involved in the campaigning in a key constituency in an important Jamaican by-election, netizens wonder whether anything will actually change after the votes are in.

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:05:10 +0000


In Trinidad & Tobago, It's No ‘Small Thing’ How People Rallied After Flooding
While most people had "no words" to describe the damage caused by days of flooding, the deputy head of the country's disaster agency called the situation "a small thing".

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:09:35 +0000


‘They Tried to Give Us One Day Back’ — Trinidad & Tobago Marks a ‘One-Off’ First Peoples Day
"How do you know you are indigenous? [...] It does not matter what we are called, we know who we are. It is you who do not recognise me."

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:59:24 +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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Cashing Out From the Climate Casino
The world’s financial community is finally rousing itself in the fight against global warming.




Exxon Climate U-turn: Investors Should Do Their Homework
Exxon’s reputation for providing self-serving estimates about how global warming will affect its business means investors should not just take the company at its word.




Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later
Satellite images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the effects of an oil well that operated there in the mid-1980s.




How Global Warming Fueled Five Extreme Weather Events
Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.




How Republicans Think About Climate Change — in Maps
Republicans might not say that humans caused climate change, but they still support policies to mitigate it.




Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change
Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse.




Storm King Show to Focus on Climate Change in 2018
More than a dozen artists will contribute work to a special exhibition at the Storm King Art Center next year.




Tax Bill Largely Preserves Incentives for Wind and Solar Power
The final text of the legislation reverses language in earlier versions that could have slowed the growth of renewable energy.




Temperatures in Alaska Were So High That Computers Said ‘No Way’
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When Climate Change Becomes a Credit Problem
State and local governments may see their credit ratings drop if they don’t prepare for global warming.


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It’s getting harder to ski in Wisconsin

When Steve Eliasen was a teenager, he loved skiing in Wisconsin’s snow-blanketed forests. Eliasen: “Moving physically, delighting in winter, in the snowscape, in the snow-covered cedars … when you’re out there, it’s just another world.” Now, he helps young people [...]

The post It’s getting harder to ski in Wisconsin appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:00:09 +0000


Life in a sea-level rise hotspot

Once the stuff of computer models and science fiction, rising seas are now a reality in South Florida. Glaciers are melting, the ocean is expanding, and water is invading the land formerly known as dry. Miami Beach, a city perched on [...]

The post Life in a sea-level rise hotspot appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:58:30 +0000


Dystopian climate fiction gets personal

Born in Manchester, the award-winning poet Megan Hunter publishes her first novel this month. The End We Start From stars a young mother who gives birth during a massive flood that wipes out most of London. Lyrical yet quick-paced, and [...]

The post Dystopian climate fiction gets personal appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:05:26 +0000


A tiny beetle is killing tamarack trees

Since the year 2000, more than a third of Minnesota’s tamarack trees have been killed. The culprit is the tree-burrowing eastern larch beetle. It’s native to the U.S., but it’s now causing unprecedented damage. Aukema: “Outbreaks have historically died down [...]

The post A tiny beetle is killing tamarack trees appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:43 +0000


Climate art sinks during storm

After Superstorm Sandy, artist Mary Mattingly kept thinking about the homes that had been flooded by sea water, and about the threats posed by extreme storms and sea-level rise. These concerns inspired her to create a floating piece of art [...]

The post Climate art sinks during storm appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:50 +0000


Destructive impacts of Hurricane Harvey persist

BEVIL OAKS, TEXAS – Alex MacLean – whose aerial images illustrate this story – and I recently cruised toward Bevil Oaks, Texas, on Rt. 105. A few miles out of town, we swerved around a tattered blanket in the road. [...]

The post Destructive impacts of Hurricane Harvey persist appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:05:15 +0000


To meet goals, Denver needs clean grid

Denver, Colorado has an ambitious goal: by mid-century, the city wants to cut its carbon pollution to one-fifth of what it was in 2005. Meeting this goal will require major changes. Now, about a third of the power in the [...]

The post To meet goals, Denver needs clean grid appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:00:02 +0000


Where Americans will move as seas rise

As sea levels rise and coastal flooding increases over the next several decades, millions of Americans may need to move inland. Mathew Hauer of the University of Georgia is studying where these climate migrants are likely to go. Hauer: “We [...]

The post Where Americans will move as seas rise appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:24 +0000


The holidays have a huge carbon footprint

The holidays can be a time of abundance, with lots of food, gift-giving, and fun. Unfortunately, they’re also a time of abundant carbon pollution. Fotheringham: “The carbon footprint of the holidays is really huge.” Nikki Fotheringham, editor of the blog [...]

The post The holidays have a huge carbon footprint appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:59 +0000


Climate change and international conflict (pt. 2)

In early November, Americans honored the service and sacrifices their soldiers have made in foreign wars. Given the discussions at the climate meeting just concluded in Bonn, Americans may wonder whether they will soon find themselves honoring veterans of climate [...]

The post Climate change and international conflict (pt. 2) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:05:40 +0000
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Fall AGU 2017
It’s that time of year again. #AGU17 is from Dec 11 to Dec 16 in New Orleans (the traditional venue in San Francisco is undergoing renovations). As in previous years, there will be extensive live streams from “AGU On Demand” (free, but an online registration is required) of interesting sessions and the keynote lectures from […]

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:40:21 +0000


Unforced Variations: Dec 2017
Last open-thread of the year. Tips for new books for people to read over the holidays? Highlights of Fall AGU (Dec 11-15, New Orleans)? Requests for what should be in the end of year updates? Try to be nice.

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 20:02:09 +0000


A brief review of rainfall statistics
There have been a number of studies which show that we can expect more extreme rainfall with a global warming . Hence, there is a need to increase our resilience to more rainfall in the future. We can say something about how the rainfall statistics will be affected by a global warming, even when the […]

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:53:11 +0000


O Say can you See Ice…
Some concerns about continued monitoring of sea ice by remote sensing were raised this week in Nature News an article in the (UK) Observer: Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change. The last headline is not really correct, but the underlying issues are real. What is this about? Since the late seventies, […]

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 04:35:01 +0000


Unforced variations: Nov 2017
This month’s open thread. Lawsuits about scientific disputes, the new Climate Science Special Report from the National Climate Assessment, and (imminently) the WMO State of the Climate statement for 2017.

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 16:58:49 +0000


El Niño and the record years 1998 and 2016
2017 is set to be one of warmest years on record. Gavin has been making regular forecasts of where 2017 will end up, and it is now set to be #2 or #3 in the list of hottest years: With update thru September, ~80% chance of 2017 being 2nd warmest yr in the GISTEMP analysis […]

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:02:44 +0000


O Say Can You CO2…
Guest Commentary by Scott Denning The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) was launched in 2014 to make fine-scale measurements of the total column concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. As luck would have it, the initial couple of years of data from OCO-2 documented a period with the fastest rate of CO2 increase ever measured, more […]

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:22:50 +0000


1.5ºC: Geophysically impossible or not?
Guest commentary by Ben Sanderson Millar et al’s recent paper in Nature Geoscience has provoked a lot of lively discussion, with the authors of the original paper releasing a statement to clarify that their paper did not suggest that “action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is no longer urgent“, rather that 1.5ºC (above the pre-industrial) […]

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:53:18 +0000


…the Harde they fall.
Back in February we highlighted an obviously wrong paper by Harde which purported to scrutinize the carbon cycle. Well, thanks to a crowd sourced effort which we helped instigate, a comprehensive scrutiny of those claims has just been . Lead by Peter Köhler, this included scientists from multiple disciplines working together to clearly report on […]

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:27:43 +0000


Unforced variations: Oct 2017
This month’s open thread. Carbon budgets, Arctic sea ice minimum, methane emissions, hurricanes, volcanic impacts on climate… Please try and stick to these or similar topics.

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:49:21 +0000