Extreme weather, including record temperatures and heatwaves, drought and disastrous precipitation, has marked the first half of summer in the northern hemisphere. This has had widespread impacts on human health, agriculture, ecosystems and infrastructure and led to devastating wildfires.
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According to the World Meteorological Organization, high impact weather, including extreme heat and disastrous precipitation, has marked the early part of summer in the northern hemisphere.
Japan has suffered the worst flooding and landslide in decades, with many daily rainfall records broken. According to official government figures on 10 July, more extreme weatherheatheatwavejulyWMO Read More
Global temperatures for the first five months of the year have been the highest on record for a La Niña year, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Higher temperatures lead to more frequent and long-lasting heat waves causing adverse environmental impacts. Extreme temperatures, for instance, affect human health in AntarcticaESAextreme weathernasaWMO Read More
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 #WorldOceansDayecosystemsmarinePlasticspollutionWMO Read More
The UN has launched a new global coalition on health, environment and climate change to reduce the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental risks, and especially air pollution. The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Environment and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) came together for the initiative.
At the launch of the coalition last week Air Qualityclimate actionhealthSDS-WASSolheimWHOWMO Read More
April 2018 was the third warmest on record, continuing the trend of above-average temperatures that has persisted for most of this century, according to data from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts’ Copernicus Climate Change Service.
There were also notable developments in long-term climate change indicators, including carbon dioxide levels climate changeCO2extreme weatherMauna LoaWMO Read More
The 2017 global land and ocean temperature will likely end among the three warmest years on record, and is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Niño.
The first 11 months of the year were the third warmest on record, behind 2016 and 2015, with much-warmer-than-average conditions engulfing arcticclimate changenasaNOAATemperaturesWMO Read More
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level not seen for more than three million years, the UN has warned.
The new report has raised alarm among scientists and prompted calls for nations to consider more drastic emissions reductions at the CO2Petteri TaalasppmWMO Read More
Following weeks of floods that have devastated different parts of the world, leading hydrologists are working to develop the first worldwide hydrological monitoring and modelling system aimed at helping countries prepare better for floods and droughts. Scientists have converged in Entebbe, Uganda this week to scope out a four-year plan HydroSOSSDGsWMO Read More
June 2017 extended the spell of “exceptional global warmth” that has now lasted since mid-2015, according to the latest analysis from the Europe Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Copernicus Climate Change Service.Average surface air temperatures were the second hottest on record, after June 2016.
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