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Publish Date: 31 October 2019
A High Mountain Summit has issued a Call for Action in the face of rapid melting of the Earth’s frozen peaks and the consequences for food, water and human security, as well as for ecosystems, the environment and economies.
Publish Date: 24 October 2019
The World Meteorological Organization is calling on governments to protect radio frequencies allocated to Earth observation services which are vital for weather forecasts and long-term climate change monitoring. Decisions with major repercussions for Earth exploration, environmental monitoring and meteorological satellite operation will be made at the World Radiocommunication Conference from 28 October – 22 November 2019.
Publish Date: 28 October 2019
The world’s highest peaks, ranging from the Andes to the Alps and the Third Pole to the tropics, are being hit hard by climate change, and the impacts of this are cascading down to some of Earth’s most densely populated areas. The rapidly melting mountain glaciers serve as a source of freshwater for major rivers. Those rivers are vital for humans, ecosystems, agriculture, industry and serve as a means of transportation.
Publish Date: 11 October 2019
Dramatic improvements in satellite technology, forecasts and early warnings have helped save hundreds of thousands of lives from tropical cyclones. But the increasing societal impacts as a result of sea level rise, more extreme weather and population shifts call for even more concerted disaster risk management in the future.
Publish Date: 22 September 2019
Science highlights key facts and figures about growing gap between targets and reality The world’s leading climate science organizations have joined forces to produce a landmark new report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, underlining the glaring – and growing – gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and the actual reality.
Publish Date: 22 September 2019
Record greenhouse gas concentrations mean further warming The tell-tale signs and impacts of climate change – such as sea level rise, ice loss and extreme weather – increased during 2015-2019, which is set to be the warmest five-year period on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere have also increased to record levels, locking in the warming trend for generations to come.
Publish Date: 2 September 2019
Average sea surface and land temperatures across large parts of the world are forecast to be above normal in September-November, despite the expected absence of a full-blown El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Publish Date: 12 June 2019
The World Meteorological Organization’s ruling Congress has adopted a landmark declaration on strengthening links between the public, private and academic sectors so that countries can better tackle the risks related to extreme weather, climate, water and other environmental events.
Publish Date: 28 June 2019
Earth is set to experience its five warmest years on record from 2015-2019, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Increasing greenhouse gas concentrations will fuel the global heat – and accompanying ice melt, glacier retreat, sea level rise, ocean heat and extreme weather for generations to come.
Publish Date: 14 June 2019
The World Meteorological Congress has approved a package of sweeping reforms to embrace a more comprehensive Earth system approach, with a stronger focus on water resource s and the ocean, more coordinated climate activities and a more concerted effort to t ranslate science into services for society. It paved the way for greater engagement with the rapidly growing private sector and more structured collaboration with development agencies.