Category Archives: Environment

The View from Europe: Oil, the environment and the Caribbean – By David Jessop

Earlier this month Exxon announced that that it had made a major new oil find off Guyana. It was, it said, the largest since it began exploration there in 2015. The company’s statement followed one last June advising of a ‘world-class discovery’ on another well, and before that, announcements about four other commercially exploitable finds.

What this and Exxon’s recent request to the Guyanese government for permission to drill up to 40 new wells after 2022 suggests, is that the country is about to become a major oil producer in the Western Hemisphere.      Continue reading

Climate Science Special Report – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Thomas Fire - Santa Barbara County - Southern California - 12 December 2017

Thomas Fire – Santa Barbara County – Southern California – December 12, 2017
Photo Credit: Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Here in California, after years of drought, ferocious wildfires have consumed the tinder and everything in their path. Ignited on December 4, 2017, the Thomas Fire was not fully contained until January 12, 2018. Now ranked as the largest fire in California’s modern history, it burned about 281,900 acres, equivalent to the size of Dallas and Miami combined. It destroyed 1,063 structures and damaged another 280.

Torrential rainfall on January 9, a welcome respite for firefighters, brought more distress to residents in the area. Mudslides roared down fire scarred slopes, destroying and damaging hundreds of homes, as well as commercial property. Twenty people lost their lives; three are still missing.

A home on Glen Oaks Road damaged by mudslides in Montecito

Home damaged by mudslides – Montecido – Santa Barbara County – Southern California
January 10, 2018
Photo Credit: Kenneth…

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The 100 best nonfiction books of all time:-By Robert McCrum  – The Guardian

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

By Robert McCrum  – The Guardian

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing.:

Composite for the 100 best nonfiction books of all time list

1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014) 
An engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s “neighbours from hell” – mankind.

2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)
This steely and devastating examination of the author’s grief following the sudden death of her husband changed the nature of writing about bereavement.

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January 2018 – Niagara Falls and Hudson River Freezes: What is the REAL Cause? – Video

Niagara Falls and Hudson River Freezes, Warm Air is the Cause ! … according to the Media.

Adapt 2030 – Published on Jan 8, 2018

The media is feeding record warm records and talking about heat anomalies while referencing the recent record cold across Canada and the USA that broke thousands of all time cold records dating back 100-200 years.        Continue reading

The Berbice River: The River that Bears Witness – By: Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS, MSc, FRGS

The Berbice River: The River that Bears Witness

By: Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS, MSc, FRGS

“I’ve known rivers:

ancient as the world and older than the

flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I have known rivers:

ancient dusky rivers

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Introduction

Guyana has 14 major drainage basins and four principal rivers –the Corentyne River bordering Suriname, the Berbice River, the Demerara River, and the Essequibo River.      Continue reading

Holland’s Barriers to The Sea – The Battle Against Water – Video

Editor’s Note: Guyana’s coastline is below sea level at high tide in many places. The Dutch colonized the territory for over 200 years before the British took it over and its drainage and irrigation systems were originally designed by the Dutch. This video should help Guyanese understand the issues they face with global warming floods and rising sea levels.
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The Delta Works in the Netherlands (Holland) is the largest flood protection project in the world. This project consists of a number of surge barriers, for examples:     Continue reading

The Green Heart Of Guyana – video

 

The Green Heart Of Guyana – video

Ben Driver   –  Published on Sep 5, 2017
A look into the conservation research that Operation Wallacea carries out in the Iwokrama reserve of Guyana. Guyana holds one of the largest intact tropical rainforests in the world and with Operation Wallacea, students like myself, can go to this remarkable place, to work with world renowned scientists, indigenous people of the region and like minded people to try and protect this wonder.
Find out more at: https://opwall.com

Guyana – South America Undiscovered – video

 
GuyanaUndiscovered –  Published on Feb 19, 2015
Guyana South America Undiscovered
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NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

Guyana in many pictures – view slideshow

 

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Over 30 “Likely New” Species of Biodiversity Found at Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

Some of the new species found at Kaieteur National Park

Over 30 “Likely New” Species of Biodiversity Found at Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday November 21, 2017 – More than 30 species of fish, plants and other creatures that may have been undiscovered until recently, have been found in Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park.        Continue reading

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