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The Planet is Off-Track from Meeting Climate Goals

Only 15% of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are on track at the half-time point of the 2030 agenda

Heat waves: Extreme Weather Becoming the “New Normal”

In a stark reminder of the ongoing impact of human-induced climate change, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued a warning on Friday, underscoring that the world is witnessing a shift in weather patterns. Heat waves are currently sweeping through various regions globally, and these events, fuelled by climate change, are now being termed the "new normal."

Climate change impacts increasing in Asia

The World Meteorological Office (WMO) has released a report stating that Asia is experiencing higher-than-average warming and increasing climate change impacts. Floods, storms, droughts, and severe dust storms have caused significant loss of life, damage, and economic losses in the region. The report emphasizes the urgent need for transformative adaptation and strengthening food system resilience to combat these challenges.

Temperatures off the charts, more records imminent: WMO

Preliminary data reveals that the world recently experienced its hottest week on record, following the hottest June ever recorded. Rising temperatures have severe consequences for ecosystems and the environment, underscoring the far-reaching effects of human-induced climate change. The report also highlights record-low Antarctic sea ice extent and hydrological extremes, emphasizing the urgent need for climate action.

El Nino Likely to break temperature records

The United Nations on July 4 declared the onset of the El Nino weather phenomenon. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) marked the first occurrence of El Niño in the tropical Pacific in seven years and sets the stage for potentially elevated global temperatures and disruptive weather patterns.

Prof. Celeste Saulos WMO’s First Female Secretary General

Prof. Celeste Saulo of Argentina becomes the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). She takes the helm at the fore of international efforts to monitor and tackle climate change and increasingly extreme weather.

Improved Early Warnings, Coordinated Disaster Management Slashed Casualty

Despite the world facing heightened economic losses, the improved early warnings and coordinated disaster management slashed human casualty toll over the past half a century, according to a new figure from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)..

El Nino in Few Months; World To Get Warmer   

The United Nations warned of a growing likelihood of El Niño to develop in coming months, fuelling higher global temperatures and possibly new heat records.

Eight Past Warm Years

2022 was the fifth or sixth warmest year on record even as concerns rise over the likelihood of breaching the 1.5 degree...

‘Tell-tale Signs and Impacts’ of Intensified Climate Change

From extreme floods to heat and drought, weather and climate-related disasters have affected millions and cost billions in 2022, according to the...