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World Meteorological Organisation reports on global weather in 2013

March 25th, 2014 by World Meteorological Organization

The year 2013 demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Climate. The report confirmed that 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest on record, continuing the […]

Greenhouse gases in atmosphere continue to increase in 2011

November 20th, 2012 by World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization reports that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011. Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases. According to WMO’s 2011 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, […]

Global temperatures in 2011 higher than in any previous La Niña year

December 4th, 2011 by World Meteorological Organization

Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997. The extent of Arctic sea ice in 2011 was the second lowest on […]

Cutting black carbon, methane and ground level ozone boosts food security and saves millions of lives

December 2nd, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

A package of 16 measures, if fully implemented across the globe, could save close to 2.4 million lives annually, avoid crop losses amounting to 32 million tonnes annually and deliver near-term climate protection of about 0.5° C by 2040. Implementing these measures could help keep global temperature rise below the 2° C target, at least […]

Atmospheric greenhouse gases increasing at an accelerated rate

November 21st, 2011 by World Meteorological Organization

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high in 2010 since pre-industrial time and the rate of increase has accelerated, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. It focussed special attention on rising nitrous oxide concentrations. Between 1990 and 2010, according to the report, there was a 29% increase […]