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CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

| 13/05/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Scientists in Hawaii at the weekend detected the highest level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere since records began. A number of scientific journals reported the latest alarming news that the Mauna Loa Observatory, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950’s, detected 415.26 parts per million in the air Saturday. The […]

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NHC already watching potential storm

NHC already watching potential storm

| 03/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): With almost a month still to go before the start of the hurricane season the US National Hurricane Center is already watching a possible storm. A surface trough and broad area of low pressure over northeastern Florida is producing a large area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms over the far western Atlantic waters, the […]

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CSU early forecast calls for quieter hurricane season

CSU early forecast calls for quieter hurricane season

| 10/04/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Phil Klotzbach, the expert hurricane forecaster from Colorado State University, is predicting a below-average storm season for 2019 in the first of his forecasts published last week. He said the current weak El Niño is likely to persist this summer and with sea surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic slightly below normal, and the […]

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‘Inaction’ on climate greatest threat, says OT minister

‘Inaction’ on climate greatest threat, says OT minister

| 05/04/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign Office minister with responsibility for the overseas territories, has issued a warning that the greatest threat to the world is not climate change itself but “inaction in the face of that threat”. In an address to the UN General Assembly’s climate change meeting, the UK minister said the […]

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HMCI tests ability to deal with tsunami on busy day

HMCI tests ability to deal with tsunami on busy day

| 14/03/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) took part in a regional tsunami exercise on Thursday to test how the country could respond to a tsunami warning following a massive 8.47 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Panama. Danielle Coleman, the director of HMCI, said the agency wants to critically examine the response and […]

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Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

| 06/02/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service, is forecasting that global average surface temperatures over the next five years are likely to be 1°C or more above pre-industrial levels, as the world is now in the midst of what is likely to be the warmest decade (2014 to 2023) since records began in 1850. […]

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BOT minister says climate change situation ‘grave’

BOT minister says climate change situation ‘grave’

| 28/01/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The UK minister with responsibility for the British Overseas territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has said that climate change is not an abstract theoretical risk but a real problem that is “much graver than previously thought” and happening now, driving people from their homes, threatening sustainable development and trade while exacerbating conflict and instability. […]

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MOT makes unsupported claims about port

MOT makes unsupported claims about port

| 15/01/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry issued a press statement Monday making unsubstantiated claims about the impact of potential future weather events if and when the George Town cruise port is constructed. The short statement claimed that fears the cruise berthing facility and cargo port could exacerbate flooding in instances of extreme weather were incorrect because unidentified engineers […]

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Regional forecast warns of more drought for Cayman

Regional forecast warns of more drought for Cayman

| 10/01/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): In a regional weather outlook published this week, the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) has predicted continued drought and dry spells across many parts of the region for the first quarter of 2019, largely due to the emerging El Niño. The regional weather experts pointed out that the Cayman Islands is one […]

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2018 another dry year for Cayman

2018 another dry year for Cayman

| 06/01/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Less than 44 inches of rain fell in the Cayman Islands in 2018, almost 13 inches below the 30-year average of 56.2 inches, the National Weather Service has revealed in its annual assessment of the islands’ rainfall. Although well short of 2016, the hottest driest year on record, last year was still much drier than […]

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George Town flooded by rough seas

George Town flooded by rough seas

| 22/12/2018 | 84 Comments

(CNS): Rough seas with high waves closed parts of the George Town waterfront Friday night and continued Saturday as the harbour front and cargo port were flooded. The police warned motorists to avoid North Church and South Church Streets after closing off the roads. Waterfront bars and restaurants were all closed on what should have […]

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