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Publish Date: 3 December 2015
Energy systems are the engine of economic and social development. Their investments represent a sizeable portion of a country’s GDP. Indeed, energy is essential to practically all aspects of human welfare, including access to water, agricultural productivity, health care, education, job creation and environmental sustainability.
Publish Date: 3 December 2015
By Peter Adams 1 , Bruce Hewitson 2 , Catherine Vaughan 3 , Rob Wilby 4 , Stephen Zebiak 5 , Erika Eitland 6 and WMO Secretariat 7 Climate services...
Bulletin nº Vol 68 (2) - 2019
Publish Date: 27 November 2019
Over the past decades, meteorological and hydrological services have seen a growing participation of the private sector in weather and climate services (WCS) 1 as a result of many interacting factors. Technical developments in observation technology, such as remote-sensing, and reductions in the unit cost of information and measurement equipment, have made observation capacity more affordable and accurate.
Publish Date: 12 November 2018
The World Meteorological Organization has been awarded the 2018 LUI Che Woo Prize for Welfare Betterment. The citation recognizes that the persistent effort of WMO has been “pivotal in the tenfold reduction in global loss of life from extreme weather, climate and water-related events observed over the past half-century.”
Publish Date: 14 November 2018
It has been described as the most important report ever published in the 30-year history of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and an “ear-splitting wake-up call to the world.” The new report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C made headline news around the world with its stark message that limiting warming to 1.5 °C would require unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society.
Bulletin nº Vol 68 (1) - 2019
Publish Date: 17 April 2019
WMO for the 21st Century In both 2018 and 2019, the World Economic Forum identified weather extremes, natural disasters, the failure of climate change adaptation and mitigation, and water crises...
Bulletin nº Vol 58 (3) - 2009
Publish Date: 1 July 2009
Scientific Lecture delivered to the 61st session of the WMO Executive Council (EC-XLI), Geneva, 11 June 2009
Bulletin nº Vol 56 (3) - 2007
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
In the heart of every meteorologist and climatologist beats the soul of a detective. We all appreciate a good mystery and, for those interested in weather, the elements of our atmosphere can often provide the most fascinating puzzles.
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
Data repositories and archives play a critical role as the source for the observational data used in the study of weather and climate. After over two centuries of recording observations on paper, observations in the last 20 years have mostly been collected digitally. Creating homogeneous, complete data sets from disparate collections is a fundamental challenge facing the climate research community.