Jamaican Scientist Makes IPCC Team

JAMAICA'S Professor Michael Taylor has made the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) team, tasked to deliver what is a vital report for the Caribbean and other small island developing states (SIDS), in the fight against global climate change. Taylor was invited to serve as one of three coordinating lead authors for the third chapter [...]

By | 2017-04-17T19:35:00+00:00 April 17th, 2017|

Listen To The Science On Climate Change, IPCC Head Urges Governments

HEAD OF the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Hoesung Lee has urged attention and focus on the science and not politics in decision-making about climate change. "One common question (at the Marrakech climate talks held recently in Morocco) was whether political developments in some countries could hinder the global community in providing a science-based [...]

By | 2017-01-03T16:51:23+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|

Climate Change Awareness Week

THE average Jamaican, while being aware of worsening beach erosion, hotter temperatures and an increased mosquito population, does not necessarily know that excessive amounts of green-house gases belched into the air by industrial processes is at the root of the problem. Neither does he know how to address it. For that reason, the Government has [...]

By | 2016-11-23T18:06:50+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|

Jamaica Holds Judgement On Future Of US Climate Finance Flows

MARRAKECH, Morocco: Jamaica is choosing, at least for now, not to worry over whether climate finance flows from the United States (US) will dry up under the presidency of Donald Trump. This is despite news that the president-elect - a climate-change sceptic - may be looking to opt out of the historic Paris Agreement. The [...]

By | 2016-11-22T23:36:13+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|