Climate scientists create Caribbean drought atlas

Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, with data going back to 1950. Concurrently, the researchers confirmed the region’s 2013-16 drought was the most severe in 66 years due to consistently higher temperatures – a hint that climate change is to blame. Because of its topographic complexity, the new atlas delivers critical […]

Climate change plus El Niño could equal destruction for California and Caribbean

Toby Ault, professor in Cornell’s department of earth and atmospheric sciences says this year’s El Niño combined with trapped heat in the Pacific Ocean from climate change, could be a recipe for destruction in parts of the drought-afflicted regions of the Caribbean and California.   Por favor dale nota que Toby Ault está disponible para ser […]

Caribbean drought – a glimpse of the future under climate change

Toby Ault, professor in Cornell’s department of earth and atmospheric sciences says the drought conditions throughout the Caribbean are a possible glimpse of what climate change will look like. Ault was the lead researcher on several recent studies that predicted prolonged drought risk in the Caribbean region – as well as many parts of the […]