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What's Old Is New: Are You Listening? Podcast
We take you to Jamaica, Indonesia, Syria, Macedonia and Ethiopia for tales of remembering, revival and resurgence in this podcast.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:34:17 +0000

Is Jamaica Preventing Cybercrime or Cyber Activism? The Tambourine Army Goes to Court
"Making threats through social media is a criminal offence, but making accusations is not. In interpreting the new act, the courts must ensure [...] the right to freedom of expression.”

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:28:36 +0000

Jamaican Activist Arrested Under Cybercrime Law Amid Her Campaign Against Sexual Violence
"If the Tambourine Army believe they have exhausted all avenues of ‘proper’ ways to advocate, then I say do what you must, but please don’t give up the fight."

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:45:41 +0000

A Young Policewoman's Murder Leaves Trinidad & Tobago With More Questions Than Answers
"Should we march as if we have never marched before? Write to the newspapers? Pray? I do not have any of the answers, but I fear far worse."

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:14:10 +0000

With Tambourines in Hand and Led by Survivors, a Powerful Movement Against Sexual Violence in Jamaica Rises
A leader of the movement was recently arrested and charged under the country's cybercrime legislation for naming and shaming men accused of sexual violence.

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:15:28 +0000

After Planting the Caribbean in Our Collective Imagination, Sir Derek Walcott, ‘One of the Great Poets of All Time’, Has Died
"He showed that even the most humble village on a tiny island on the fringes of the world could be a place of epic beauty and significance."

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:44:44 +0000

Live Streaming at Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Brings Issue of Copyright Infringement Into Focus
"While this live streaming option has been praised in providing unique perspectives for current events and breaking news...[it] has provided more opportunities for infringement of copyright laws."

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:00:06 +0000

‘There Is a Sense of Hopelessness Among Young People’ in Jamaica
Violent crime is up in Jamaica, and youth are not exempt. How are young people coping with this new reality?

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 03:57:25 +0000

As Starbucks Mulls Entry Into Jamaica, a Look at Coffee Culture (or Lack Thereof) in the Land of the Blue Mountains
Jamaica produces one of the world's highest quality coffee brands -- but does the country itself have enough of a coffee culture to support an international chain?

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:24:16 +0000

Vybz Kartel Supporters Threaten Former Jamaican Culture Minister Over Remarks About Dancehall's Violent Lyrics
"I pray that Jamaicans who value common decency will push back against this new normal and defend Jamaica’s true culture. If we lose this battle, we will have lost Jamaica."

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:10:46 +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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Hope Springs Early, but Not Eternal, for the Deadnettle — or for Us
A naturalist in England found the early-blooming plant had moved up its schedule by nearly two months — a foreboding sign of a warming climate.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:13:20 -0500

Wonders of a Marine National Monument
A research cruise in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument produced video of alien-looking deep sea life.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:33:22 -0500

Want Change? Shareholders Have a Tool for That
With a new administration relaxing oversight, the prospect of curbing executive pay or forcing climate change accountability may fall to investors.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:27:28 -0500

Climate Change May Be Intensifying China’s Smog Crisis
Changing weather patterns linked to rising global temperatures have resulted in a dearth of wind across northern China, exacerbating severe air pollution, studies say.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:50:25 -0500

Why the World Economy Has to Be Carbon Free by 2050
A “carbon law” states that the world must halve emissions every decade to reach a stable climate system for the planet.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:05:36 -0500

In the Land of Giants
Communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:20 -0500

To the City, a Pollution Fighter. To Some Residents, an Eyesore
New York has added 3,000 bioswales, or rain gardens, to absorb storm water and ease pressure on an aging sewer system. But not everyone is pleased.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:06 -0500

Tears and the Great Barrier Reef
In this week’s Australia newsletter, we explore the story behind the story of the reef, plus Rodrigo Duterte and books that will bring you joy.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:19:28 -0500

Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded Level
Much of the ice also appears to be thinner than normal — further signs of climate change’s effects on the region.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:49:45 -0500

Gorsuch’s Legacy, and the Planet’s
Ultimately, some influential conservatives will surely decide they care about the health of the planet. Right?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:21:25 -0500
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Media coverage of climate change

Media coverage of climate change has been a significant factor in shaping public perceptions and attitudes toward the issue. The first book-length studies of this coverage appeared more than a decade ago, at a time when climate change was just […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:05:49 +0000

Doctor: To fight asthma, fight global warming

Allergies and asthma are on the rise. And global warming is making the problem worse – especially for kids. Jennifer Caicedo, a pediatric asthma and allergy specialist in North Carolina, wants to help parents understand why their kids are getting […]

The post Doctor: To fight asthma, fight global warming appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:00:29 +0000

Botanical garden sees volatile weather

McMillan: “Being a gardener you really feel the brunt of the volatility that’s now the reality of our climate.” That’s Patrick McMillan, the director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden. He says it’s gotten warmer in the 60 years since […]

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:02 +0000

Nonprofits install solar, save money

West Virginia has a long history of producing energy. Conant: “Even before coal there was charcoal and more recently there’s been Marcellus Shale with natural gas. And renewables are just a natural extension of that for a place that already […]

The post Nonprofits install solar, save money appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:02 +0000

Often ‘overlooked’ melting influence of dark snow

Black carbon, or soot. And microorganisms and algal blooms. They’re important pieces of the grand melting rates of Greenland’s ice sheets. And they’re best considered in the context of an increasing number of fires taking place worldwide in recent years. […]

The post Often ‘overlooked’ melting influence of dark snow appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:30:32 +0000

Company turns piped water into electricity

To reach your tap, water flows through a network of pipes. One company is using the pressure in those pipes to create energy. Bergan French: “We take the excess pressure that would otherwise be thrown away, and we convert it […]

The post Company turns piped water into electricity appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:00:53 +0000

Warming intensifies Colorado drought

Forty million people depend on the Colorado River for drinking water. But water shortages in the river are already common. And the problem is going to get worse as the climate changes. That’s not just because we’re going to see […]

The post Warming intensifies Colorado drought appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:00:49 +0000

Contrasting styles in online climate change posts

Read online comments about news stories or political events, and you’ll undoubtedly notice how quickly things devolve into an all-caps tirade. Why is that? Does bad behavior on one side beget even worse behavior from the other? Is contempt an […]

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:00:43 +0000

Global warming: A family affair

Ferorelli: “There’s a huge taboo around saying how important climate change is and saying what our fears are and what our hopes are.” That’s Josephine Ferorelli, co-founder of Conceivable Future. The organization sponsors house parties where people talk about how […]

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:00:42 +0000

How smarter microgrids can boost clean energy

In the old days, delivering power was relatively simple. A coal-fired power plant created electricity. At home, you flicked a switch and the lights came on. But now, instead of big power plants, people want to add lots of sources […]

The post How smarter microgrids can boost clean energy appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:23 +0000
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Predictable and unpredictable behaviour
Terms such as “gas skeptics” and “climate skeptics” aren’t really very descriptive, but they refer to sentiments that have something in common: unpredictable behaviour. Statistics is remarkably predictable The individual gas molecules are highly unpredictable, but the bulk properties of the gases are nevertheless very predictable thanks to physics. More specifically the laws of thermodynamics […]

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:05:24 +0000

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

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:29:44 +0000

The true meaning of numbers
Gavin has already discussed John Christy’s misleading graph earlier in 2016, however, since the end of 2016, there has been a surge in interest in this graph in Norway amongst people who try to diminish the role of anthropogenic global warming. I think this graph is warranted some extra comments in addition to Gavin’s points […]

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:01:30 +0000

Something Harde to believe…
A commenter brings news of an obviously wrong paper that has just appeared in Global and Planetary Change. purports to be a radical revision of our understanding of the carbon cycle by Hermann Harde. The key conclusions are (and reality in green): The average residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is found to be […]

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:43:49 +0000

Someone C.A.R.E.S.
Do we need a new venue for post-publication comments and replications? Social media is full of commentary (of varying degrees of seriousness) on the supposed replication crisis in science. Whether this is really a crisis, or just what is to be expected at the cutting edge is unclear (and may well depend on the topic […]

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:12:43 +0000

Serving up a NOAA-thing burger
I have mostly been sitting back and watching the John Bates story go through the predictable news-cycle of almost all supposed ‘scandalous’ science stories. The patterns are very familiar – an initial claim of imperfection spiced up with insinuations of misconduct, coordination with a breathless hyping of the initial claim with ridiculous supposed implications, some […]

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:45:45 +0000

Fake news, hacked mail, alternative facts – that’s old hat for climate scientists
Distortion? False information? Conspiracy theories? Hacked email? Climate scientists have known all this for decades. What can be learned from their rich experience with climate propaganda. The world is slowly waking up. “Post-truth” was declared the word of the year 2016 by the Oxford Dictionaries. Finally, people start to widely appreciate how dangerous the epidemic […]

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:31:56 +0000

New report: Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016
Another climate report is out – what’s new? Many of the previous reports have presented updated status on the climate and familiar topics such as temperature, precipitation, ice, snow, wind, and storm activities. The latest report Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016 from the European Environment Agency (EEA) also includes an assessment of […]

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:38:19 +0000

Unforced Variations: Feb 2017
“O brave new world, that has such people in ‘t!” This month’s open thread. Usual rules apply.

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:04:46 +0000

There was no pause
I think that the idea of a pause in the global warming has been a red herring ever since it was suggested, and we have commented on this several times here on RC: On how data gaps in some regions (eg. the Arctic) may explain an underestimation of the recent warming. We have also explained […]

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:17:44 +0000