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Weather- Arctic heatwave could break records – video

Weather- Arctic heatwave could break records – video

Published on Dec 25, 2016

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change. Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It follows a summer during which Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites.

Dr Friederike Otto, a senior researcher at Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute told that in pre-industrial times “a heatwave like this would have been extremely rare – we would expect it to occur about every 1,000 years”. Dr Otto added that scientists are “very confident” that the weather patterns were linked to anthropogenic climate change.

Guyana: Heavy Rains and High Tides flood Georgetown and coastlands – Dec 23, 2016

Guyana: Heavy Rains and High Tides flood Georgetown and coastlands

GUYANA – Christmas is made of this – Ten Poems – By Dmitri Allicock


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Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water

Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water
Published on December 2, 2016

Amazone Resources towing fresh water to Barbados on a trial run

 By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Alliance Partners of Monaco, which is moving to tap the lucrative drinking water business, has identified Suriname and Finland as the world’s top two sources of high quality drinking water during a press conference this week in Finland.

However, the company has chosen Finland because it is three hours away from Monaco. Nevertheless, Suriname isn’t so far from the EU, it borders France’s overseas department of French Guiana, and may have an advantage in tapping the EU market.    Continue reading

Here’s What A National Geographic Team Had To Say About Guyana

Here’s What A National Geographic Team Had To Say About Guyana


GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 18, 2016 – An unspoiled country that just must be explored.

That’s the description of Guyana – not from the mouth of any government or tourism official, but from a team from the National Geographic Magazine that visited the island recently.

Journalist Marco Barneveld and photographer Rene Kaster were on a familiarization tour hosted by the Guyana Tourism Authority in observance of Tourism Awareness Month.        Continue reading

Supermoon, which will look brighter and larger than any .

2016 ends with a trio of full moons at their closest points to Earth, with the one on Nov. 14 being the closest to the earth in the 21st century. Courtesy: NASA

‘New Era of Climate Change Reality,’ WMO Warns – by Rosaliene Bacchus

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With atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations having reached a “symbolic and significant milestone” in 2015—and with no signs of them abating this year—the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Monday that “a new era of climate change reality” is upon us.

Source: ‘New Era of Climate Change Reality,’ WMO Warns

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Haiti: Before And After Hurricane Matthew – In Photos

Haiti Before And After Hurricane Matthew – In Photos

   OCTOBER 7, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Friday October 7, 2016 – The death toll in Haiti from the catastrophic passage of Hurricane Matthew continues to rise, as authorities predicted, with the number near 300 up to this morning.

The loss of life and livelihoods, homes and infrastructure, has been staggering.

Most of the deaths were in towns and fishing villages around Haiti’s southern coast, with many killed by falling trees, flying debris and swollen rivers.

Authorities are still trying to assess the situation, but the photos below, published on BBC’s website, give an idea of some of the physical damage that has been done by Matthew when it hit the country as a Category 4 hurricane.





The now Category 3 Matthew, with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, then headed up the coastline of the US state of Florida

Paris Climate Change Agreement enters into force 4 November 2016 – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Secretary-General at Paris Agreement Ratification Ceremony.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Paris Agreement Ratification Ceremony. From Paris to Hangzhou – Climate Response in Action. H.E. Mr. XI Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America present the instrument for the Paris Agreement to the Secretary-General.
Photo Credit: United Nations /Eskinder Debebe

On October 5, 2016, the U.N. Secretary-General Ban K-moon announced that the Paris Climate Change Agreement will enter into force on November 4, 2016.

Read his full statement.

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Category 4 Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Jamaica


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Category 4 Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1 2016 Hurricane Matthew weakened as it churned across the Caribbean — threatening Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas.
Matthew strengthened into a Category 5 late Friday, becoming the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007, the National Weather Service said.

However, by early Saturday, it had downgraded to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (250 km/h).     Continue reading

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