Climate change is increasing the frequency, intensity, spatial extent, duration and timing of adverse weather and climate events in all areas of the world. Interconnected and globally-networked energy, water, health, trade and finance sectors, along with technological interdependencies and the daily lives of people living in poverty are expanding vulnerabilities to unfamiliar and unprecedented levels.
This summary is based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 contribution to the 6th Assessment Report (AR6): “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.”
The Bulletin focuses on “Early warning and anticipatory action” with articles on harnessing technology and services, risk to resilience, the Global Multi-hazard Alert System, the WMO-UNDRR Centre of Excellence and on gender equality in the context of disaster risk reduction.
To mitigate risks and avoid hazards cascading into disaster, early warning system (EWS) require partnerships, enabling environments, enhanced communication, capacity building and effective messaging using all available media.
The landmark Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 clearly references in Target G the importance of the underpinning Early Warning Systems (EWSs) to substantially increase the availability of and access to multi‑hazard early warnings and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030.
This article highlights the heat content summary from the State of the Global Climate 2020, ocean acidification, deoxygenation and blue carbon, covered in the WMO State of the Global Climate 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Tropical Cyclone Idai was the costliest and deadliest storm on record for the South Indian Ocean basin and one of the most destructive tropical cyclones on record in Africa and the southern hemisphere.
For the first few months of its existence, the World Meteorological Organization utilized as its Headquarters the offices of its predecessor, the International Meteorological Organization, which were in Lausanne, Switzerland.
WMO congratulates the three scientists leading the research teams that will share the US$ 5 million grant from the United Arab Emirates Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science.
International ocean research is largely coordinated through the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, International Science Council (ISC) and WMO and their partnerships.