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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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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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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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