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Publish Date: 1 January 2008
Message from the Secretary-General Over the year that has elapsed since the previous World Meteorological Day, a number of crucial events have occurred, all of which have strongly emphasized the vital and unprecedented relevance of global observations.
Bulletin nº Vol 57 (4) - 2008
Publish Date: 1 October 2008
by Xu Tang Urbanization is growing rapidly worldwide. At present, 3.2 billion people live in cities, accounting for about 50 per cent of the total population. It is estimated that the number of people living in cities will increase to 5 billion in 2030, which will be about 61 per cent of the total population.