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Publish Date: 7 April 2022
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an urgent call for accelerated action to preserve and protect health and mitigate climate change as part of an “Our planet, our health” campaign on World Health Day.
Publish Date: 23 February 2022
Climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of up to 14 per cent by 2030, 30 per cent by the end of 2050 and 50 per cent by the end of the century, according to a new report.
Publish Date: 21 January 2022
Forecasts and warnings of sand and dust storms in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa are now more readily accessible thanks to a new website designed to meet growing user needs for more information on these major hazards which affect weather, climate, the environment, health and economies in many parts of the world
Publish Date: 13 December 2021
As the mid-latitude countries of the Northern Hemisphere enter a second winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, the role that seasonality plays in the risk of COVID-19 transmission has again taken centre stage.
Publish Date: 3 December 2021
At the onset of the southern hemisphere summer, WMO is promoting a new SunSmart Global Ultraviolet Radiation mobile telephone App, which has been developed by leading health, radiation and weather organizations. It provides geo-located 5-day Ultraviolet (UV) and weather forecasts and sun protection times along with tailored notifications.
Publish Date: 22 October 2021
A new SunSmart Global Ultraviolet Radiation App for mobile phones has been developed by leading health, radiation and weather organizations, with the support of WMO. It provides geo-located 5-day UV and weather forecasts and sun protection times along with tailored notifications. The sun’s UV rays can impact vitamin D production, cause DNA damage, skin cancers and certain eye diseases, such as cataracts.
Within its mandate in the areas of weather, climate and water, WMO focuses on many different aspects and issues from observations, information exchange and research to weather forecasts and early warnings, from capacity development and monitoring of greenhouse gases to application services and much, much more.