Tag: climate change

Report delivers stark warning for region

Report delivers stark warning for region

| 17/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Much more needs to be done to reduce human pressures on island systems in the Caribbean to make states more resilient to climate change, a new report by a Commonwealth institution has found. The cost of doing nothing about the issues and adapting to the change will rise quickly. It is estimat [...]

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HRC backs climate education in local schools

HRC backs climate education in local schools

| 21/04/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has stressed the importance of environmental awareness and climate change education in schools in order to foster a community that protects the environment and promotes sustainability. Marking Earth Day, which takes place on Saturday, HRC Chair James Austin-Smith [...]

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Cayman sees driest year on record

Cayman sees driest year on record

| 09/01/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): With just half of the annual rainfall that would normally be expected in any given twelve-month period, 2016 in the Cayman Islands is in the record books. Less than 28 inches of rain was measured at the weather station at Owen Roberts International Airport over the last year, when on average [...]

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World keeps getting hotter, say scientists

World keeps getting hotter, say scientists

| 14/11/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): Scientists were raising the alarm Monday, in the face of news that global temperatures continue to shatter records rising towards the irreversible tipping point. During the first nine months of 2016 the average temperature was 2.16 degrees Fahrenheit above those recorded at the end of the 18 [...]

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Climate change fears mount ‘bigly’ with Trump win

Climate change fears mount ‘bigly’ with Trump win

| 09/11/2016 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Among the economic shocks and social unease around the world in the wake of Donald Trump’s unexpected, Brexit-like win in the US presidential elections are mounting concerns about climate change. Trump has called global warming a “hoax” and threatened to pull out of the Paris climat [...]

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Scientists reveal direct devastation of climate change

Scientists reveal direct devastation of climate change

| 08/09/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Human-caused climate warming was a significant and measurable factor in the torrential rains that unleashed devastating floods in south Louisiana last month. Scientists with NOAA and World Weather Attribution (WWA) who conducted a rapid assessment of the role of climate on the historic heavy [...]

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Connolly presses CIG to act on energy policy

Connolly presses CIG to act on energy policy

| 17/05/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Government has accepted a motion presented by the opposition MLA for George Town, Winston Connolly, to consider legislating a new energy policy to meet global standards on sustainable development and climate change, but it doesn’t appear likely to happen anytime soon. Despite a passionate d [...]

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Global temperature records blown away again

Global temperature records blown away again

| 16/05/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The latest temperature figures released by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies have revealed yet another world record in high temperatures for the Earth. The global temperature for April was 1.11 degrees Celsius above the 1951-1980 average. This crushed the previous April record [...]

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Climate change reaches danger zone

Climate change reaches danger zone

| 08/03/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Global temperatures are now heating up more quickly and reaching new highs that scientists have long warned is within the danger zone. Preliminary unofficial data released from NASA weather satellites revealed that last month Earth’s temperature was as much as 1.4 degrees warmer than av [...]

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Scientists predict rising costs with rising seas

Scientists predict rising costs with rising seas

| 02/03/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): In the face of worrying predictions over sea-levels rises and more flooding, researchers are warning that little progress has been made on estimating how much the damage such events cause will cost in the future. Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have bee [...]

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Cayman heats up in line with global trend

Cayman heats up in line with global trend

| 27/01/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The average global land surface temperature was 0.9°C (1.62°F) above the 20th century historical average in 2015, knocking 2014 off the top of the annual temperature charts, which was in comparison just 0.74°C (1.33°F) above average. The Cayman Islands also endured a steamy year, with loc [...]

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