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UN urges Caribbean to wake up to sea level rise

UN urges Caribbean to wake up to sea level rise

| 12/11/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): A new campaign has been launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to create a climate change survival blueprint for the Caribbean. The effort is being led by Inga Rhonda King, president of the council who is from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the council is set to h [...]

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Weather expert reminds public of November storms

Weather expert reminds public of November storms

| 02/11/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands National Weather Service Director General John Tibbetts is reminding the public that hurricane season is not over yet, and although there are currently no signs of any tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, storms are not uncommon in November. Posting on social media, Tibbetts p [...]

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Scientists make last call for action to save planet

Scientists make last call for action to save planet

| 08/10/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): A landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published Monday, found that “urgent and unprecedented changes” are needed within the next twelve years to prevent environmental break-down. Still wrestling with the politics of denial in the face of wha [...]

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TS Kirk re-emerges again over western Atlantic

TS Kirk re-emerges again over western Atlantic

| 26/09/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Tropical Storm Kirk, which has come and gone several times over the last five days, re-emerged early Wednesday morning 470 miles east of Barbados, moving west at around 18mph with winds of around 45mph. In the National Hurricane Center’s 8am bulletin the storm was headed towards the nor [...]

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Tropical Storm Isaac has dissipated

Tropical Storm Isaac has dissipated

| 14/09/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The National Hurricane Center has advised that Isaac has dissipated. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service will continue to monitor the remnants of Isaac as it moves over the central Caribbean, Hazard Management said in a release. The local forecast indicates an 80% chance of ra [...]

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Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path wavers

Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path wavers

| 13/09/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Tropical Storm Isaac was edging towards the Leeward Islands Thursday morning on a path that could bring the storm into the Cayman Islands area. Moving west at around 21mph, the storm is expected to continue on that track for the next few days before it comes into the central Caribbean Sea at [...]

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Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

| 10/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): On Sunday evening Isaac became the third Hurricane to emerge in the Atlantic hours after Tropical Storm Helene became a Hurricane and Hurricane Florence began intensifying. None of the hurricanes currently pose a threat to the Cayman Islands. Florence is heading towards Virginia and the Caro [...]

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Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

| 03/09/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Two tropical storms that formed in the Atlantic over the weekend pose no threat to the Cayman Islands, according to local weather experts. In what has been a relatively quiet storm season in our region so far this year, Tropical Storm Florence formed early Saturday morning west of the Cape Ve [...]

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Scientists warn of ‘hothouse’ tipping point

Scientists warn of ‘hothouse’ tipping point

| 08/08/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): An international team of scientists released a new study this week warning that even if governments around the world meet the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement, there is a risk of ‘no return’ towards climate change as Earth hits what they called a ̶ [...]

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Weak sub-tropical storm heads north

Weak sub-tropical storm heads north

| 07/08/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS): More than two months into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the forecasters’ predictions of a quiet year appear to be accurate. The fourth storm of the season formed around 11am today about 1,000 miles west of the Azores, but it poses little threat to anything but fish. Sub-tropical S [...]

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NOAA climate report reveals record sea-level rise

NOAA climate report reveals record sea-level rise

| 02/08/2018 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Sea-level rise, greenhouse gas emissions, droughts and extreme precipitation all broke records again last year, according to information published this week in the ‘State of the Climate in 2017‘, an annual report by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate, with input from more [...]

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