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How summers will become hotter, by weather presenters

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In a year already marked by heatwaves and new daily temperature records, television weather presenters have explored how climate change would make future summers even hotter in some of the world’s major cities. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, Earth’s average global surface temperature could rise more than 4°C (7.2°F) by the end of the 21st century. But what does ...

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Cancun talks seek to functionalise multi-hazard early warning

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Climate change associated extreme weather and demographic shifts means that record numbers of people are exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards. Improved early warning systems and more coordinated disaster risk reduction are therefore more important than ever before. To meet the growing challenges, an international conference will launch a concerted drive to improve warnings for an interlocking range of ...

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World Meteorological Day: Climate breaks multiple records in 2016

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The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Extreme weather and climate conditions are said to have continued into 2017. WMO issued its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate ahead of World Meteorological Day on Thursday, March 23, ...

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WMO to build climate resilience in Horn of Africa

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The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which was held in Bonn, Germany on March 16 to 17 2017, has endorsed a $6.8 million proposal submitted by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) entitled: “Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI).” Targeted countries include Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. This makes WMO the first Multilateral Implementing Entity to have a regional proposal approved ...

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WMO gears up for extreme weather, climate change in Asia

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Climate change, environmental degradation, population growth and urbanisation are putting pressure on water supplies in many parts of the Asian region, and exposure to extreme weather and other hazards is increasing. The World Meteorological Organisation’s Regional Association for Asia, which holds its four-yearly conference from 12-16 February 2017, will consider how to meet these challenges. The meeting, hosted by the ...

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Refugees groan under Middle East heatwaves

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The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) will set up a committee to examine whether Mitrabah, Kuwait, set a new highest temperature record for the Eastern hemisphere and Asia, with a reported temperature of 54.0°C (129.2°F) on 21 July 2016. Large parts of the Middle East and North Africa were gripped by heatwaves in recent weeks. Temperatures exceeding by a large margin ...

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