Posts Tagged Precipitation

Why Green Pledges Will Not Create the Natural Forests We Need…

Nations around the globe have pledged to increase their forest cover by planting millions of trees. But new research shows much of this growth would be in monoculture plantations that would be quickly cut down and do little to tackle climate change or preserve biodiversity… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-green-pledges-will-not-create-the-natural-forests-we-need   Advertisements

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models?…

Researchers have been frustrated by the variability of computer models in predicting the earth’s climate future. Now, some scientists are trying to utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence to focus in on clouds and other factors that may provide a clearer view… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models

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Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity…

Intro: Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55975-severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity  

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Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting…

Rising global temperatures are altering climatic zones around the planet, with consequences for food and water security, local economies, and public health. Here’s a stark look at some of the distinct features that are already on the move… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/redrawing-the-map-how-the-worlds-climate-zones-are-shifting

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Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floods…

Summary:  Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that runoff extremes have been dramatically increasing in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings show a large increase in both precipitation and runoff extremes driven by both human activity and climate change. They also found that storm runoff has a stronger response than precipitation to […]

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Trinidad & Tobago news updates…

Here are some reports on the flooding events here in Trinidad & Tobago. The rains have eased in the West of Trinidad, I’m not sure what’s happening in other areas. Most reports I’m hearing at the moment are about clean up operations and assistance for all affected. So far we’ve been told that there won’t […]

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Trinidad & Tobago news…

Hi folks, Our little islands are currently being challenged by the elements, things are pretty tough in some parts of Trinidad with lots of heavy rains and extreme floods. Much relief work is taking place, some persons have been evacuated from their homes, and some areas are inaccessible. Apparently eastern and central areas have been […]

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FMD blog history… “5 facts about climate change in the Caribbean”…

Originally posted on for much deliberation:
http://youtu.be/Fc3sV9ypEIk

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Trinidad & Tobago weather update…

“Tonight: Periods of light showers or rain will occur in few areas over Trinidad. Tobago will be mostly clear. Tomorrow: Sunny conditions are expected with showery spells occurring in few areas…” We still have occasional heavy showers but things are clearing up and the adverse weather alert has been cancelled. Here’s the full report from […]

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Inclement weather here in Trinidad & Tobago…

Since 10:15 last night we’ve been having lots of rain here in Trinidad & Tobago. There’s flooding in the capital city Port-of-Spain and also in the central parts in Trinidad, and I’ve heard that there’s also much rain over on our sister isle Tobago… Here’s a report from one of our meteorologists.: https://www.cnc3.co.tt/news/seigonie-mohammeds-update-inclement-weather And from the […]

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Drought & Deluge in 2018…

The following report is from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/drought-deluge-in-2018

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Humidity is the real heatwave threat…

It’s not just the extreme temperature a heatwave brings that’s the problem, but the humidity from its burden of water vapour… Read the article here at climatenewsnetwork.net: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/humidity-real-threat-heatwave/

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Warmer Air Means More Evaporation and Precipitation…

A climate change article from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/warmer-air-means-more-evaporation-and-precipitation

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Farming Beyond Drought…

The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita. With droughts becoming more seasonal in nature […]

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How Would Just 2 Degrees of Warming Change the Planet?…

Environmental report from Livescience.com: http://www.livescience.com/58891-why-2-degrees-celsius-increase-matters.html

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Green Sahara’s ancient rainfall regime revealed… 

Some research news from sciencedaily.com: Green Sahara’s ancient rainfall regime revealed

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The Earth’s most extreme weather… 

From bbc.com/earth: From the hottest place to the largest hailstone

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