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Intense heat caused by sun ray reaching ground – NMetS President

heat wave

President of Nigerian Meteorological Society (NMetS), Prof. Clement Akosile, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 said the intense heat being experienced after rainfall was caused by sun ray reaching the ground. Akosile said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He gave the explanation following intense heat being experienced after downpour in Lagos. He said ...

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Climate change: OPEC improving technology for cleaner oil production – Report

Mohammad Barkindo

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 acknowledged the need for energy efficiency, adding that it is continuously researching and adopting cleaner energy technologies in order to improve the environmental impact of oil production and use. OPEC, in its annual oil outlook, said: “In terms of climate change… “We recognise the need to use ...

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Activists liken nation’s climate inaction to Trump Paris Agreement pull-out

Donald Trump, US president

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris climate agreement has been met with strong criticism from African civil society, who want countries following in the American leader’s footsteps to declare their stand. African civil society under the leadership of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) have called on countries “to make the ultimate choice ...

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COP23: Germany to support developing countries in climate change adaptation

Barbara Hendricks

The German government opened the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn by announcing an additional €100 million to support developing countries in climate change adaptation. The Federal Environment Ministry has pledged €50 million to the Adaptation Fund and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is contributing another €50 million to the Least Developed Countries Fund which provides targeted support ...

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LDCs to COP23: Give us funds to implement Paris Agreement

Gebru Jember Endalew

As the 23rd round of climate change negotiations (COP23) kick off in Bonn, Germany, the chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) has called on negotiators to prioritise funding and support towards implementation of the deal agreed upon in Paris in December 2015. “COP 23 is an important opportunity to bridge the widening finance gap, (which is) a serious barrier ...

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Extreme weather: 2017 among top three hottest years – WMO


It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ...

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LDC group wants COP23 to embrace finance, support

Gebru Jember Endalew

Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group has said that the United Nations climate change conference (COP23) holding in Bonn, Germany, from November 6 to 17, 2017 should be a summit of finance and support. Gebru Jember Endalew, Chair of the LDC Group, said: “COP23 is a vital step on our journey to setting out a clear rulebook that will fully implement ...

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NiMet to establish meteorological infrastructure in varsities

Sani Marshi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), says it is set to establish meteorological infrastructure in 34 universities in Nigeria. The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, Prof. Sani Marshi, said this in a statement issued by Mr Muntari Ibrahim, the General Manager, Public Relations Unit, NiMet on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Abuja. Marshi said the establishment of meteorological infrastructure was in ...

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Climate change damaging health of millions globally, says report


The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed. The report, which  was published in the Lancet journal, was prepared by researchers at 26 institutions around the world, including many universities, the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Bank and the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The report ...

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Countries set to miss climate goals by wide margin, warns UNEP

Erik Solheim

Current national plans to slow down global warming are inadequate and will raise, rather than lower, the likelihood of serious climate impacts, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said Tuesday, October 31, 2017. According to UNEP, while signatory countries agreed to limit global warming between 1.5 and two degrees Celcius in the Paris Climate Agreement, national policies to reach that goal would ...

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