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Climate Change indicators have continued unabated, warns WMO

Latest research from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) shows that climate change has not slowed down during the pandemic – and that action to reverse increasing greenhouse gas emissions, is more urgent than ever.

Ahead of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate convened by the United States on Thursday, here’s WMO meteorologist Laura Paterson, outlining the main findings of the UN agency’s State of the World Climate 2020 report, speaking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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‘Historic’ Caribbean dust storm shows value of forecast services: UN weather agency

A massive dust storm currently blanketing many parts of the Caribbean, posing a significant threat to regional health, has revealed the importance of having effective warning systems in place, the World Meteorological Office (WMO) said on Friday.

Decade ending 2019 likely to be hottest on record

Exceptional global heat driven by greenhouse gas emissions mean this decade will most likely go down as the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which released its provisional statement on the State of the Global Climate on Tuesday.

Devastating storms like Hurricane Florence ‘unusual this far north’: UN weather agency

In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong as the Category 4 storm Florence - barreling towards the coast of the Carolinas in the United States - are rarely seen so far north, the United Nation’s weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Tuesday.

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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Action must be taken "soon" to mitigate climate change: WMO

Governments need to “act soon” to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and keep global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius, according to the World Meteorological Organization (

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Forecast points to La Niña weather change

Global weather patterns could be about to change if the La Niña phenomenon re-emerges, UN experts said Thursday.

La Niña, which is caused by cooler waters in the Pacific Ocean, could bring much-needed rainfall to areas left parched by the last El Niño episode, which ended in May.

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Weather extremes are planet’s way of raising alarm: UN

The record-breaking weather phenomena that marked 2015 show every sign of continuing this year with more adverse effects on people and the planet, the UN said this week.

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Greenhouse gas emissions hit new record

The amount of harmful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet a new record high in 2014, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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Heatwave warning system launched to tackle health threat

Killer heatwaves can catch governments by surprise, but that could be a thing of the past thanks to a new early warning system that’s now available, UN experts said Wednesday.

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