A strong statement from AOSIS: “The goalpost has been moved even further to the continued detriment of Small Island Developing States”

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), of which Jamaica is a member, tweeted its concerns on the US$100 billion climate finance goal, expressing deep disappointment, and indeed, impatience, noting: The delay in meeting the US$100 billion #climatefinance goal is a major blow to #SIDS and the developing world. Devastating #climatechange impacts are not waiting, this is about survival. Ambition must … More A strong statement from AOSIS: “The goalpost has been moved even further to the continued detriment of Small Island Developing States”

Jamaica Welcomes the Climate Rulebook Agreed on at the UNFCCC Meeting in Poland

This month has been tremendously busy  – at home and abroad – with all kinds of weighty matters under discussion and debate. For a start, the Jamaican delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-24) wrapped up warm and travelled to Katowice, Poland, where they worked very hard. Here are a few of my comments … More Jamaica Welcomes the Climate Rulebook Agreed on at the UNFCCC Meeting in Poland

A Historic Day: Paris Agreement on Climate Change Comes Into Force

Today is a day of great moment for Planet Earth. The Paris Agreement, signed by 175 countries in New York last Earth Day, April 22, is now in force. This is unexpectedly early, and just ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. How did this happen? Well, the number of countries … More A Historic Day: Paris Agreement on Climate Change Comes Into Force

Environment Stories: BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Cuba, Parrotfish, Coastal Cleanup Day, More: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Here’s this week’s roundup of stories on the environment and climate change, with links you can click on! Enjoy… JAMAICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Join Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and 96 other groups at 142 beach cleanup sites across Jamaica for International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17. Here is the complete site list for the … More Environment Stories: BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Cuba, Parrotfish, Coastal Cleanup Day, More: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Garbage Causes MoBay Flooding, The Not-so-Green Olympics, More: Environment News, Sunday, August 7, 2016

Here’s my latest “Top Ten” collection. There’s a lot going on, at home and abroad… Please click on the links (underlining words) to read the full articles. Jamaica and the Caribbean People power! Dr. David Smith of the University of the West Indies’ Institute for Sustainable Development says the Government’s decision not to go ahead with … More Garbage Causes MoBay Flooding, The Not-so-Green Olympics, More: Environment News, Sunday, August 7, 2016

Have We Dropped the Ball on Protecting Our Priceless Oceans? Wayne Campbell asks…

Have we done a poor job at protecting our oceans? Blogger Wayne Campbell thinks so – although it’s never too late and we must now do what we can to combat climate change and restore health to our marine and land environment (of course, it’s all connected). Here is Wayne’s article for World Oceans Day, published … More Have We Dropped the Ball on Protecting Our Priceless Oceans? Wayne Campbell asks…

“The Earth Is But One Country, and Mankind Its Citizens”: World Religion Day in Jamaica

How does one celebrate World Religion Day? Especially if, like me, you are not a follower of any organized religion? Well, I learned that it makes perfect sense for those of the Bahá’í Faith, who invited us to a special event last Sunday at the National Bahá’í Centre in Kingston. The Bahá’í belief is that all religions are … More “The Earth Is But One Country, and Mankind Its Citizens”: World Religion Day in Jamaica

Our Threatened Beaches and New Mega-Hotels: Negril Chamber of Commerce, JET Very Concerned at Sand Mining

It’s not rocket science. There is something that our government bureaucrats, so-called developers and overseas investors don’t seem to be getting. They don’t seem to understand what COP21 – last December’s Conference on Climate Change – was about. It was not just a junket, a nice trip to Paris. Despite all the evidence, they don’t seem … More Our Threatened Beaches and New Mega-Hotels: Negril Chamber of Commerce, JET Very Concerned at Sand Mining

Climate Change: Let’s Prepare To Survive As Best We Can

The Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) is now several weeks behind us, but is by no means “last year’s news.” I am continuing to share with you feedback and opinions from around the Caribbean. Please find below the official report of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), compiled by Chairperson Flavia Cherry. … More Climate Change: Let’s Prepare To Survive As Best We Can

New Year Homilies, The Gas Gets Worse and Honoring a National Hero: Sunday, January 3, 2016

My first news post of 2016, and nothing of great moment so far – except that Jesse and Walt are in trouble again, this time with Mexican drug dealers… Oh, sorry. We acquired Netflix recently and have become immersed in “Breaking Bad,” which if you haven’t seen it is superior television, even if emotionally draining. New … More New Year Homilies, The Gas Gets Worse and Honoring a National Hero: Sunday, January 3, 2016