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Publish Date: 19 November 2020
World Toilet Day on 19 November is a United Nations Observance that raises awareness of the importance of safely managed sanitation and the fact that 4.2 billion people currently have no access to this.
Publish Date: 28 July 2020
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and international science partners hosted a virtual global symposium from 4 to 6 August to review the relationship between weather, climate and environmental factors and the spread of COVID-19.
Publish Date: 26 June 2020
WMO has issued its annual Airborne Dust Bulletin on the incidence and hazards of sand and dust storms, which have been highlighted by a massive Saharan plume which has blanketed many parts of the Caribbean.
Publish Date: 26 May 2020
As the Northern hemisphere enters what is expected to be another record-breaking heat season, a global network of health and climate experts supported by WMO have called for stronger preparation to keep people safe in hot weather without increasing the risk of the spread of COVID-19.
Publish Date: 22 April 2020
COVID-19 exacerbates socio-economic impacts of climate change, which accelerated in past 5 years In the 50 years since the first celebration of Earth Day, the physical signs of climate change and impacts on our planet have gathered pace, reaching a crescendo in the past five years, which were the hottest on record. That trend is expected to continue, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Publish Date: 7 April 2020
On World Health Day, WMO joins the global community in paying tribute to the work of all health professionals who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 response. WMO and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services support the work of WHO and national health authorities, which are the source of official information and advice on containing the Coronavirus pandemic at a time of global uncertainty.
Publish Date: 2 July 2019
An unusually early and intense heatwave has set new temperature records in Europe, posing a major threat to people's health, agriculture and the environment. Initial reports indicated that heat-health early warnings successfully limited the death toll.
Publish Date: 7 January 2020
Catastrophic and unprecedented bushfires in Australia have killed more than 28 people, destroyed hundreds of homes and burned hundreds of thousands of hectares of land, causing massive devastation to wildlife, ecosystems and the environment. The fires come after Australia's hottest, driest year on record. They have led to hazardous air quality in major cities throughout Australia, impacted New Zealand and sent smoke drifting thousands of kilometres across the Pacific to South America.
Publish Date: 12 July 2019
Unusually hot and dry conditions in parts of the northern hemisphere have been conducive to fires raging from the Mediterranean to – in particular – the Arctic. Climate change, with rising temperatures and shifts in precipitation patterns, is amplifying the risk of wildfires and prolonging the season.