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Bulletin nº Vol 65 (1) - 2016
Publish Date: 21 March 2016
Global observation of the Earth’s atmosphere, ocean and land is essential for identifying climate variability and change, and for understanding their causes.
Publish Date: 17 November 2016
17 November 2016 (Marrakech, Morocco) - African least developed countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems against weather and climate-related shocks under an action plan outlined at the United Nations climate change conference.
Publish Date: 3 November 2016
Efforts to reduce fuel burn and thus carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions in aviation over the past four decades have been impressive. Operational measures in line with new air traffic management systems, as well as new technological concepts, all have the potential to continue reducing these CO 2 emissions. The Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) supports aviation stakeholders in their efforts to operate under changing climate conditions.
Publish Date: 1 November 2016
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which provides policymakers with scientific information about climate change, made a big contribution to the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming. The Agreement in turn has major implications for the work of the IPCC. This article examines these implications and what the IPCC is doing to help implement The Agreement.
Publish Date: 1 November 2016
The weather seems to be getting wilder and weirder. People are noticing. What are the connections to human-caused climate change? And how can we best communicate what the most recent...
Publish Date: 8 November 2016
Extreme weather increasingly linked to global warming The World Meteorological Organization has published a detailed analysis of the global climate 2011-2015 – the hottest five-year period on record - and the increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts. The record temperatures were accompanied by rising sea levels and declines in Arctic sea-ice extent, continental glaciers and northern hemisphere snow cover.
Publish Date: 24 October 2016
High greenhouse gas levels mark start of new era of climate reality Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the symbolic and significant milestone of 400 parts per million for the first time in 2015 and surged again to new records in 2016 on the back of the very powerful El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. CO 2 levels had previously reached the 400 ppm barrier for certain months of the year and in certain locations but never before on a global average basis for the entire year. The longest-...
Publish Date: 3 June 2016
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has become the first UN specialized agency to formalize its relationship with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). By signing its accreditation master agreement with GCF, the WMO can now receive financial resources for climate action programmes and projects. This development represents an important milestone for both GCF and the UN system, signaling the role of the Fund in supporting international organizations to advance low-emission, carbon-resilient and adaptation programmes and projects through GCF in developing countries. Press release also available...
Publish Date: 7 September 2016
The World Meteorological Organization co-sponsored an international workshop on forecasting emissions from vegetation fires and their impacts in human health and security in South East Asia. This was in response to the 2015 Indonesian fires, which were stoked by El Niño and drought and caused regional economic and social disruption and contributed to a spike in global greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting was aimed at improved forecasting, prevention and management of vegetation fire and smoke pollution, and better exchange of information on climate and air quality information. It also made...
Publish Date: 27 May 2016
The World Meteorological Organization wants to strengthen working relationships and partnerships with the United Nations Environment Programme and intensify mutual support on issues such as monitoring of air quality and greenhouse gas concentrations, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas discussed enhanced collaboration with incoming UNEP Executive Director Erik Stolheim during the UN Environment Assembly talking place in Nairobi, Kenya.