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Worry over unsually high temperatures, heatwaves

Heatwaves

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year. Average global surface temperatures over land and sea were the second highest on record for the ...

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SADC to launch $2.7b El-Niño drought appeal fund

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Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Lt. General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President of Botswana is expected to declare a Regional Disaster and launch a Regional Appeal for Humanitarian and Recovery Support amounting to $2.7 billion. This is in response to the devastating El-Niño-induced drought which has affected an estimated 40 million people across the SADC region ...

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Carbon emissions from 2015 fires in Southeast Asia greatest since 1997

Indonesia

A new study of the forest and peatland fires that burned across maritime Southeast Asia in 2015 has found that the carbon emissions were the largest since 1997, when an even stronger El Niño also resulted in extended drought and widespread burning. Using a pioneering combination of regional satellite observations, on-the-ground measurements in Kalimantan, Indonesia, and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) ...

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Government agencies urged on measures against El Nino effects

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Relevant government agencies have been urged to adopt policies aimed at restoring the coastal marine ecosystem in order to check possible reduction in fishing yield caused by the effects of El Nino, a phenomenon that brings about changes in the atmospheric system. Associate Professor of Environmental Planning and HOD, Department of Geography, Nasarawa State University in Keffi, Dr Nasiru Idris, who made ...

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Southern Africa prepares for El Niño impact

Barbara Lopi

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat on Thursday (February 25, 2016) convened a two-day multi-sectoral stakeholder consultative meeting to develop a regional preparedness and response strategy to address the impacts of El Niño on Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Africa. The El Niño phenomenon is caused by warmer than average sea surface temperatures in the eastern ...

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UNCCD: Long-term solutions needed to curb disasters

Monique Barbut

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is seeking long-term solutions to disasters such as drought and floods that are affecting communities all over the world. Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, who made the submission recently when announcing the plans for this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification, noted that the droughts and floods beating down on ...

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El Niño blamed for US blizzard

El-Niño

Thanks to El Niño, the first blizzard of 2016 won’t be the last. A low pressure system that spurred 60 foot waves for surfers in Hawaii last week has transformed into a winter storm that may dump over two feet of snow on Washington D.C. over the next few days. In addition to the heavy snowfall and gusty winds extending ...

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60 million people endangered as El Niño threatens

El-Niño

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño El Niño is a warming of the central to eastern tropical Pacific Ocean which affects rainfall patterns and temperatures in many parts of the world but most intensely in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific, and ...

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Scientists link UK floods, extreme global weather to El Nino, climate change

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Scientists say flooding in Britain, record US temperatures and Australian wildfires are linked to El Niño, making effects of man-made climate change worse From some of the worst floods ever known in Britain, to record-breaking temperatures over the Christmas holiday in the US and forest fires in Australia, the link between the tumultuous weather events experienced around the world in ...

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Rainforests hold key to taming El Niño destruction

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Healthy forests protect our climate and moderate our weather. As the ‘Godzilla’ El Niño builds in the weeks ahead of Paris talks, it is a timely warning that deforestation is partly to blame for its impacts Indonesia is smouldering and Godzilla is to blame. But even though this is reality, not a monster movie, there is still a hero: the tropical ...

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