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Publish Date: 30 July 2018
The unusually hot and dry summer in parts of the northern hemisphere has turned fields and forests into fuel for fires which are raging from the Arctic to the Mediterranean and West Coast of North America. These wildfires have caused dozens of fatalities and are devastating large regions, with far-reaching impacts for the environment, ecosystems, human health and the climate.
Publish Date: 15 June 2018
An international initiative to improve early warning systems against extreme weather and support climate change adaptation is gaining momentum to protect more people in more places. Financing has been extended to cover the Caribbean and West African regions. The Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative, launched in 2015, has been operating in 19 countries in Africa and the Pacific. It is improving early warning systems to protect the most vulnerable populations against hazards like tropical cyclones and floods in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.
Publish Date: 8 June 2018
WMO spotlight on oceans and climate, research, observations and safety World Oceans Day celebrates the central role of the oceans in our lives. It also seeks to sensitize people about the impact of human actions and encourage action to protect the oceans and preserve marine life and precious ecosystems. The focus for 2018 is stopping plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.
Publish Date: 9 October 2017
The South West Indian Ocean Climate Outlook Forum (SWIOCOF) has issued its seasonal outlook for October to January as part of a coordinated drive to improve climate services for the Indian Ocean islands.
Publish Date: 9 October 2017
Below normal rainfall is most likely during the 2017 October-November-December season over some parts of the southeastern peninsular India, north Sri Lanka and some northeastern areas of the region. Above normal is most likely over southeastern part of the region and along the coastal areas adjacent to the north Bay of Bengal, according to the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum, which held its eleventh session at Malé, Maldives, during 25-27 September 2017.
Publish Date: 11 December 2017
The Mountain Partnership Initiative and the Food and the Agriculture Organization (FAO) are holding the “Mountains under pressure, climate, hunger, migration” conference in Rome on 11-13 December. The event seeks to recognize the critical role of mountains for society and the environment and how climate change is affecting mountain communities and ecosystems. The events marks International Mountain Day (11 December) and has attracted high-level representatives from mountainous countries in all continents, mountain goodwill ambassadors, and representatives of United Nations conventions,...
Publish Date: 16 February 2018
The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum has issued its seasonal outlook for the forthcoming March to May period, which is an important rainfall season over the equatorial parts of the region. Drought-hit areas including Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia and western Kenya may, once again, receive depressed rainfall, with far-reaching socio-economic and humanitarian implications.
Publish Date: 7 March 2018
WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed at UN Headquarters in New York for talks which included the state of the global climate.
Publish Date: 13 March 2018
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is marking its 30th anniversary with a series of events highlighting advances in climate science and fundamental changes in the climate system.