Posts Tagged Weather

Great Icacos Lagoon dries up…

On Trinidad’s southern coast there’s a beautiful wetland called Great Icacos, however, with this year’s exceptionally harsh dry season, all of it has dried up. The initiative has been taken by the area’s councillor to clean the wetlands with volunteers… Hopefully we’ll have a much better wet season later this year, with more wildlife visiting […]

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What Earth’s gravity reveals about climate change…

Summary: On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth’s gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the […]

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Food Shocks Becoming More Frequent Due to Extreme Weather, Conflict…

An update on food production research from Yale Environment 360 considering increases in the frequency of such due to extreme weather events and geopolitical issues: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict

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Hawaiian Island Vanishes Overnight…

A hurricane has wiped a Hawaiian island completely off the map… Read about it here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/63921-hawaiian-island-vanishes.html

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‘FMD’ blog history… “El Niño Is Becoming More Active”…

Originally posted on for much deliberation:
From ScienceDaily.com: “A new approach to analyzing paleo-climate reconstructions of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon resolves disagreements and reveals that ENSO activity during the 20th century has been unusually high compared to the past 600 years… El Niño events can wreak havoc across the globe, spawning floods or…

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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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Analyzing roadside dust to identify potential health concerns…

Summary:  Findings from studies of traffic-related abrasion particles point to tires, brake pads, and road materials as significant sources of environmental pollution with potential health implications… Read this report at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180910160635.htm

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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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Building the Caribbean’s Climate Resilience to Ensure Basic Survival | Inter Press Service…

Grenada has rebounded after being destroyed by Category 4 hurricane Ivan in 2004 which destroyed 90 percent of homes. More than a decade later, the island’s prime minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says adjusting to the new normal requires comprehensive and coordinated efforts to mainstream climate change considerations in development planning… Source: Building the Caribbean’s Climate […]

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Does a Fire-Ravaged Forest Need Human Help to Recover?…

Rising temperatures and more frequent forest fires have reignited a longstanding debate among foresters, ecologists, and conservationists: Is logging and other human intervention needed to regenerate severely burned woodlands, or should these charred lands be left to revive on their own?… Read this full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/does-a-fire-ravaged-forest-need-human-help-to-recover

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June 2018 El Niño/Southern Oscillation Update: El Niño Watch!…

(from ENN.com) The June ENSO forecast estimates a 50% chance of El Niño developing during the late summer or early autumn, and an approximately 65% chance of El Niño conditions in the winter, so forecasters have instituted an El Niño Watch… Read the full article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/54716-june-2018-el-nino-southern-oscillation-update-el-nino-watch

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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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Hurricane Season 2018: How Long It Lasts and What to Expect…

Intro:  Whipping winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods — hurricane season in the Atlantic brings a host of dramatic and dangerous weather with it.  But when exactly does the Atlantic hurricane season start and how long does it last?  Read about this years hurricane season at LiveScience.com:  https://www.livescience.com/57671-hurricane-season.html

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Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?…

Summary:  Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century… Read all about this at ScienceDaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180521131532.htm

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Atlantic Ocean Circulation at weakest point in 1,600 years…

Summary:  New research provides evidence that a key cog in the global ocean circulation system hasn’t been running at peak strength since the mid-1800s and is currently at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years. If the system continues to weaken, it could disrupt weather patterns from the United States and Europe to the […]

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