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Carbon dioxide levels surge to new high in 2016, UN weather agency reports

Levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at “record-breaking speed” to new highs in 2016, the United Nations weather agency announced on Monday.

News in Brief 21 September 2017 (PM)

Invest more in policies that support childhood development: UNICEF

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As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge

Noting the ever-increasing impact of extreme weather events, top United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajcak, the President of the General Assembly today urged efforts to boost resilience and strengthen damage mitigation measures.

Science “has answers” to rising sea level threat

Many of the world’s biggest cities are exposed to rising sea levels but scientists and Mayors can work together to protect millions of people from the threat, climate experts said on Friday.

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News in Brief 05 July 2017 – PM

TV weather presenters explore impact of warming cities

In another year of record rising temperatures, television weather presenters have been forecasting the degree to which some of the world’s major cities could hot up due to rising carbon dioxide emissions.

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Hot spell is earlier than expected, says UN weather agency

The sweltering conditions affecting western Europe are set to last for at least another two weeks, but there may be some respite by the weekend, a senior UN weather expert said on Tuesday.

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Advances in polar predictions reduce climate risks: WMO

A two-year international effort to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in the Earth’s Polar Regions has been launched by the UN weather agency, WMO.

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World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate and water

Clouds inspire art and thought, but few natural phenomena are as important to weather, climate or water, the United Nations meteorological agency today said, launching a digital cloud atlas to celebrate World Meteorological Day.

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded – UN weather agency

The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported today, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, as well as loss of Artic sea ice.