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Publish Date: 30 September 2019
The roles of National Meteorological Services are the key to inform appropriate actions before and during hazardous event, such as the recent drought-induced fires and smoke episode in the western maritime continent area. The Agency for Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) is working closely with partner authorities in efforts to prevent and extinguish fires and also mitigate its impacts. In the dry season which is exacerbated with a strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole mode, conditions are much dryer than usual and thus chances of precipitations are generally small and the onset of...
Publish Date: 25 September 2019
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere.
Publish Date: 24 September 2019
In the face of scientific evidence about the accelerating pace of climate change, governments and private sector leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit gave a clear commitment to boost the level of ambition and increase funding for resilience and adaptation.
Publish Date: 22 September 2019
Science highlights key facts and figures about growing gap between targets and reality The world’s leading climate science organizations have joined forces to produce a landmark new report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, underlining the glaring – and growing – gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and the actual reality.
Publish Date: 22 September 2019
Record greenhouse gas concentrations mean further warming The tell-tale signs and impacts of climate change – such as sea level rise, ice loss and extreme weather – increased during 2015-2019, which is set to be the warmest five-year period on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere have also increased to record levels, locking in the warming trend for generations to come.
Publish Date: 16 September 2019
On this year’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, WMO highlights the coordinated efforts to measure and analyze ozone layer through its Global Atmosphere Watch network in support of environmental policy.
Publish Date: 6 September 2019
A new international coalition has been launched to strengthen coordinated action on sand and dust storms, which have damaging impacts on human health, the environment and key economic sectors in many countries around the world. WMO is one of the partners in the coalition, which includes the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment (UNEP), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank - among other institutions.
Publish Date: 9 September 2019
Investing in climate services and early warning systems is critical if countries and communities are to meet the challenge of climate change, the World Meteorological Organization’s Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said today as the Global Commission on Adaptation launched a landmark report on the economic benefits of action.
Publish Date: 12 September 2019
Media reports based on a recent interview that I gave in Finland have attracted attention, on the grounds that I purportedly questioned the international focus on the need for robust climate action. This is a selective interpretation of my words and my longstanding views.