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Publish Date: 17 December 2014
A new analysis of European temperature data from January through November 2014 confirms that 2014 will almost certainly be the region’s warmest year on record. Initial estimates forecast the January-December annual mean temperature for Europe to be 0.3°C above the previous record set in 2007. The top-10 of warmest years includes all the years from the year 2000 onward, with 1989 as the only exception, at sixth place. A European perspective on this hot year is provided via the Climate Indicator Bulletin. It includes a statement on the attribution of this warmth, which is the focus of a...
Publish Date: 19 December 2014
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have published the “ Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014,” detailing of the state of the ozone layer. The report is issued every four years by the Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. It provides Parties to the Montreal Protocol with critical information as they undertake their ozone protection activities and address challenges under the Protocol. A summary “ Assessment for Decision Makers ” was published in September 2014....
Publish Date: 17 December 2014
A group of international experts convened in Pasadena, USA to discuss the next steps in coordinating global and regional information on drought monitoring, forecasting, and management. The Global Drought Information System (GDIS) Workshop: Next Steps was held from 11-13 December 2014 to review the physical mechanisms and predictability of drought world-wide, review and discuss regional capabilities and needs versus global capabilities, and to develop pilot projects as part of a limited duration real time demonstration of current GDIS capabilities. As such, the workshop goals address the fact...
Publish Date: 1 December 2014
WMO releases new series of “weather reports from the future” for Lima Climate Change Conference If humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the average temperature of the Earth’s lower atmosphere could rise more than 4°C (7.2°F) by the end of the 21st century. But what does a global average temperature rise really mean? How would we experience it on a daily basis? To find out what could lie in store, WMO invited television weather presenters from around the world to imagine a “weather report from the year 2050.” What they created are only possible scenarios, and not true...
Publish Date: 15 December 2014
A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries, according to the UNFCCC. Nations concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground rules on how all countries can submit contributions to the new agreement during the first quarter of next year.