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Publish Date: 4 June 2021
Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of nature and pollution, the world must deliver on its commitment to restore at least one billion degraded hectares of land in the next decade – an area about the size of China. Countries also need to add similar commitments for oceans, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).
When it comes to the weather and climate, most of us think only about what is happening in the atmosphere. If we ignore the ocean, however, we miss a big piece of the picture: covering some 70% of the Earth’s surface, the ocean is a major driver of the world’s weather and climate.
Publish Date: 20 April 2021
2021 must be the year for climate action – “the make it or break it year,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the launch of WMO’s report on the State of the Global Climate 2020 which highlighted accelerating climate change indicators and worsening impacts.
Publish Date: 24 March 2021
The United Nations family, the ocean and scientific communities and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services around the world rallied in support of World Meteorological Day and its theme ‘ the ocean, our climate and weather ’.
Publish Date: 22 March 2021
The ocean drives the world’s weather and climate and anchors the global economy and food security. Climate change is hitting the ocean hard, but also increasing hazards for hundreds of millions of people.
Publish Date: 17 February 2021
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Association for North America, Central America and the Caribbean (RAIV) has held a virtual session with a focus on how to improve service delivery, disaster risk reduction, and climate resilience
Publish Date: 2 February 2021
A new era of sailing for science is beginning, with support for vital ocean observations from the high-profile round-the-world Vendée Globe yacht race. The first of the IMOCA skippers crossed the finishing line at the end of January, after braving equipment failure and stormy conditions. Ten of them took with them scientific instruments including either drifting buoys that gather climatological information or Argo floats that analyse sea water. During the race they deployed all the drifting buoys and almost all the Argo floats at agreed co-ordinates in the Atlantic.