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Models overestimate 20th century climate extremes

Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist

For the first time, scientists have pieced together a 1,200-year long record of water availability, rainfall and drought across Europe, North Asia and North America. The research, published in the journal Nature, is the first time scientists have been able to accurately see how rainfall patterns have changed during the 12th century compared with the last 12 centuries. The findings show the ...

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Meteorologists warn of El Nino over East Africa

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Few days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of worst climate ahead, East African Meteorologists have moved to issue El Nino alert over the region. Uganda National Meteorology Authority is calling for preparation of the members of the public for the occurrence of the adverse weather event. According to the alert, El Nino is expected to occur between ...

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World Bank warns that damages from extreme weather are rising

As the global climate continues to change, the costs and damages from more extreme weather related to a warming planet are growing. While all countries are impacted, developing nations bear the brunt of mounting losses in lives and livelihoods from increasingly severe floods, droughts, and storms. “Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful typhoon ever to hit the Philippines, has brought into sharp ...

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Smallholder farmers and climate extremes

Basil Oru, a migrant farmer in Igbe, Ikorodu in Lagos, frowns at the rising temperatures, along with the irregular rainfall pattern he claims is affecting farm yield and threatening his source of livelihood. He complains that, just as it has been the trend in recent years, the rain is late in coming and thus delaying the planting of certain crops ...

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