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Publish Date: 23 February 2022
Climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of up to 14 per cent by 2030, 30 per cent by the end of 2050 and 50 per cent by the end of the century, according to a new report.
Publish Date: 4 February 2022
Tropical cyclone Batsirai made landfall in Madagascar on 5 February, bringing devastating winds, rainfall and flooding to the Indian Ocean nation which is still struggling with the aftermath of a previous tropical storm, Ana. Initial reports indicated that at least ten people were killed. Accurate and timely early warnings and a coordinated response helped limit the number of casualties.
Publish Date: 7 December 2021
The Asia-Pacific Typhoon Collaborative Research Center (AP-TCRC) has been inaugurated in the Chinese coastal city of Shanghai, serving as a role model for regional coordination and cooperation in support of disaster risk reduction.
Publish Date: 9 December 2021
As the economic and human impacts of extreme weather and climate change increase, forecasts not just of what the weather will BE, but of what the weather will DO are...
Publish Date: 1 December 2021
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially concluded on 30 November. It was so active that, for the second consecutive year, it exhausted the regular list of names from WMO’s rotating...
Publish Date: 26 November 2021
The World Meteorological Organization and India Meteorological Department (IMD) have held a two-day regional workshop on the proposed Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) in the Ganga Brahmaputra Meghna (GBM) River Basin.
Publish Date: 19 November 2021
Flash floods cause more than 5,000 deaths worldwide annually, exceeding any other flood-related event. As the global population increases, especially in urban areas, and societies continue to encroach upon floodplains, the need for flash flood early warning systems becomes more paramount.
Publish Date: 16 November 2021
“Accelerate Green Transformation and Innovation towards Healthy, Resilient and Carbon-neutral Cities” was the theme of the 16th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2021), held virtually from October 27 to 29, 2021.
Publish Date: 8 November 2021
It is vital to scale up woefully inadequate adaptation funding for countries on the front-line of climate change. The tools and know-how are there – now we need the political will and financial clout to make this possible, according to speakers at a high-level UN-wide event at COP26 on 8 November.