global warming

World simply ‘not on track’ to slow climate change this year: UN weather agency

The world is heading in the wrong direction to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures, the head of the UN’s weather agency said on Thursday.

News in Brief 11 October 2018

  • Challenges and needs of girls highlighted on International Day
  • UN Chief urges South East Asia to lead global warming fight
  • Saudi Arabia must halt air strikes in Yemen, says UN panel
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Nepal’s mountain communities feeling effects of global warming

Climate change and global warming are the main challenges faced by communities living in the mountains of Nepal, according to a representative from the country’s Mountaineering Association.

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“Extraordinary milestone” as Paris Agreement comes into force

The official entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change which commits 193 countries to limit global temperature rises to below 2 degrees, is an “extraordinary milestone."

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Aviation sector implements “innovative measures” to protect the planet

Although air travel accounts for less than two per cent of the emissions that contribute to global warming, the aviation industry is doing its part to protect the environment.

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Global temperature rise bound to affect human health

Human health is bound to suffer if global warming goes beyond the limits agreed in December at the Paris climate change conference.

That’s the view of Jörg Hacker, a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.

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Local action vital, to ensure global warming goal is met

Local climate action is vital to ensure that the goal of keeping global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius is met.

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Ending poverty and addressing climate change “one and the same”

Tackling climate change is the only way to address poverty, according to the UN’s leading expert on climate issues.

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UN agency creates tool to mitigate agriculture’s contribution to global warming

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has initiated a programme to improve global information on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and accurately assess farming’s potential to mitigate global warming.

Record-setting 2010 highlights global warming trend, says UN weather agency

The year 2010 ranked as the warmest on record – together with 2005 and 1998 – according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which added that last year also witnessed a large number of extreme weather events, including the heat wave in Russia and the devastating floods in Pakistan.