Showing posts with label El Niño. Show all posts
Showing posts with label El Niño. Show all posts

Friday, January 19, 2018

2017 was among three warmest years on record: WMO

2017 was among three warmest years on record
There is a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and these have been confirmed in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Thursday.

Monday, October 30, 2017

UN says atmospheric CO2 levels have hit record high

CO2 levels have hit record high
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN has said, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sécheresse: la région du Cap déclare l'état de catastrophe naturelle

Le gouvernement provincial du Cap-Occidental, la région de la ville du Cap en Afrique du Sud, a déclaré lundi l'état de catastrophe naturelle en raison de la pire sécheresse enregistrée depuis plus d'un siècle dans cette zone.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Chance of El Niño this year more than 50%

There is a 50-60 percent chance of an El Niño event forming in middle to late 2017, according to a new update Thursday released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Global Warming: March Heat Burns Record as Scientists Warn Time Running Out

A new study suggests that actions must be taken now to limit the effects of global warming, as humanity has just ten years to begin the process of balancing out Earth’s climate. It’s a warning brought home by just-released reports showing that March was the second-hottest month since record keeping began.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

South African Government Says El Nino Drought Likely in 2017

Drought conditions associated with an El Niño weather pattern are likely to reoccur in a few months time, the South African government said Thursday.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Devastating floods kill scores in Peru. Rains followed a period of severe drought

The death toll from heavy rains in Peru has risen to 67 people, with thousands more forced from their homes since the beginning of year.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bolivia declares national emergency amid drought

Bolivian President Evo Morales has declared a national emergency over a lack of water caused by a severe and prolonged drought.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sécheresse en Afrique australe: le pire est à venir, selon l'ONU

Les effets de la pire sécheresse de ces 35 dernières années en Afrique australe devraient s'aggraver dans les mois à venir, a alerté vendredi l'envoyé spécial des Nations unies pour El Niño et le climat, à l'issue d'un déplacement au Mozambique.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Greenhouse Gas Levels Breaking All Records

The World Meteorological Organization reports the level of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere has reached a record high this year, driven in part by the powerful El Nino event, which started in 2015 and continued well into 2016.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Severe winter chill grips Peru. The low temperatures have been linked to the recent prolonged El Niño event.

A state of emergency has been declared in the southern Peruvian Andes where bitterly cold weather has killed thousands of animals, devastating the largely indigenous families that raise them.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

UN highlights risk reduction, mitigation to combat El Niño’s impact in Central America’s Dry Corridor

The international community must take urgent action to help build resilience, food security, and restore livelihoods in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which are impacted by drought and other extreme-weather effects of the El Niño phenomenon, senior United Nations officials today said.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

China's Jiangsu Province : 78 dead, dozens injured in extreme weather

Death toll from extreme weather in east China's Jiangsu Province has climbed to 78, the ministry of civil affairs said. Nearly 500 people were injured, 200 critically.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Southern China: 35 die in severe flooding. High alert for possible El Niño disasters

China would be able to withstand a flood disaster as overwhelming as that in 1998, memories of which have been aroused as rainstorms and floods continued to rage in southern China, experts said.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Study: A Third of Parts of Great Barrier Reef 'Dead or Dying'

Mass bleaching has destroyed more than a third of the northern and central sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Monday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

China may see climate disasters due to El Niño. The current El Niño will gradually decay and end in May

China is likely to see severe climate disasters like floods or droughts in 2016 due to the worst El Niño phenomenon on record in the 20th century.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Global temperature continues to set record in February

Record warmth across the globe, aided by a strong El Niño that peaked during the winter, has continued into February, leading to a 10-month streak of breaking monthly global temperature records, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

UN health agency warns El Niño may increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes spreading Zika

The above-average rainfall caused by El Niño that is expected in parts of South America until May could cause floods and increases in diseases spread by mosquitoes, including malaria and the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

El Niño passes peak, but impacts continue

The powerful 2015-2016 El Niño has passed its peak but remains strong and will continue to influence the global climate, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Africa's El Niño drought threatens millions

Nearly 1 million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to a drought that is putting millions more at risk of hunger, water shortages and disease, the UN children's agency said yesterday.

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