Tag: climate change

Oceans heating up 40% faster than last predictions

Oceans heating up 40% faster than last predictions

| 13/01/2019 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Scientists working in the field of climate change have found that the Earth’s oceans are heating up far more rapidly than predictions made just five years ago. Because the seas absorb most of the heat-trapping gases generated by human activity, the oceans are a better yardstick for climate change than surface temperatures, and researchers […]

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Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

| 03/12/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew is on his way to the Bahamas this week to join fellow planning ministers from around the region to discuss how resiliency and climate change issues are shaping regional policy making. The third Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF2018) opens on Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar resort, where the […]

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People’s voices to be heard on climate change

People’s voices to be heard on climate change

| 22/11/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): World renowned conservationist and TV documentary maker, Sir David Attenborough, will be relating the stories of people from all over the world about their experiences with climate change at the United Nations conference on the issue next month. Sir David has been asked by the UN to give a landmark speech to world leaders, […]

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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 | 46 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 hold a meeting Tuesday at […]

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Environment loses in US mid-term vote

Environment loses in US mid-term vote

| 07/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by some American states to introduce conservation measures and protections were all defeated at the ballot Tuesday, making the environment a major loser despite recent warnings from dozens of scientists that the world has barely a decade to radically cut emissions of greenhouse gases before the planet reaches the point of no return. In Arizona, […]

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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 what science is telling us about climate change and emissions, the authors […]

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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 “hothouse” tipping point. The authors warn that the transition […]

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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 than 500 scientists and experts from 65 countries. Once again, the findings of the […]

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Politicians failing on climate change, says UK’s adviser

Politicians failing on climate change, says UK’s adviser

| 16/07/2018 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The British government’s official climate change adviser and the chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee, Lord Deben (John Gummer), has said politicians and policymakers are failing to rise to the challenge of a rapidly warming planet. Pointing to the mounting evidence and trends, from melting polar ice to record temperatures and rising sea levels, the Conservative peer called on […]

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Caribbean reefs too weak to survive sea-level rise

Caribbean reefs too weak to survive sea-level rise

| 25/06/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Marine researchers have found that coral reefs in the Caribbean region are no longer capable of growing quickly enough to survive even the most conservative estimates of sea-level rise, in the latest dire prediction about the future of reefs in our area. As disease, coral bleaching, sea temperature increases, over-fishing, pollution and acidification of […]

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Weathermen ‘tied-up’ over climate change

Weathermen ‘tied-up’ over climate change

| 21/06/2018 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Television weathermen around the world united on Thursday, the summer solstice, to raise awareness about climate change by wearing matching ties. Dozens of TV weather gurus are wearing the specially designed blue to red striped tie for their on-air segments as part of the campaign Meteorologists United on Climate Change. The graphic was created by […]

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