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Publish Date: 24 December 2020
As 2020 draws to an end, it closes the warmest decade (2011-2020) on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. This year remains on track to be one of the three warmest on record, and may even rival 2016 as the warmest on record. The six warmest years have all been since 2015.
Publish Date: 22 December 2020
David Grimes, who was WMO President from 2011 to 2019, has been recognized with one of Canada’s top civilian honours. Mr Grimes was named as a Member of the Order of Canada for his “outstanding leadership in meteorology and for his pioneering development of a global strategy on climate change and disaster-risk preparedness.”
Publish Date: 21 December 2020
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is to be restructured, building on its 40 years of successful fundamental climate research to face an era where there is an urgent need for solutions to climate challenges in order to address the impacts of climate change on society and all life on Earth.
Publish Date: 14 December 2020
At a Climate Ambition Summit on 12 December, 75 leaders from all over the world unveiled new commitments and concrete plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to tackle ever-increasing climate change indicators and impacts. The Summit was co-convened by the United Nations, the UK and France, in partnership with Italy and Chile, on the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement and marked a major milestone on the road to the crucial UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow next November.
Publish Date: 10 December 2020
Climate change continues to disrupt the Arctic, with the second-highest air temperatures and second-lowest summer sea ice driving a cascade of impacts, including the loss of snow and extraordinary wildfires in northern Russia in 2020.
Publish Date: 9 December 2020
A green pandemic recovery could cut up to 25 per cent off predicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the 2°C goal of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report finds.
Publish Date: 2 December 2020
Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Publish Date: 3 December 2020
UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered a landmark speech on the state of the plane t at Columbia University in New York on 2 December, setting the stage for dramatically scaled-up ambition on climate change over the coming year. He drew heavily from WMO’s provisional report on the State of the Global Climate
Publish Date: 25 November 2020
The World Meteorological Organization has welcomed the successful launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite . Its high-precision measurements of Earth’s oceans from space will provide crucial information about sea level rise and critical inputs for weather forecasting.
Publish Date: 20 November 2020
Above normal temperatures and precipitation are expected across most of the Arctic region for November-January 2020/2021, according to a new s easonal climate outlook produced at the sixth session of Arctic Climate Forum.