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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency

UN, 22 January 2016 – El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners announced today they predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2015 hottest year on record by a wide margin

Blistering heat blanketed the Earth in 2015 like never before, making it by far the hottest year by the widest margin on record, and reflecting a continued long-term warming trend in global climate change.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Philippine Province Under State of Calamity as El Niño Damages 27,000 Hectares of Crops

Local media reported that the government of North Cotabato placed the entire province under a state of calamity as crop damage rose significantly because of the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon, which was aggravated by rat infestation in five towns.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Paying the price for a warmer world

Last year is likely to be the warmest since records began in 1880, beating 2014.

Yet, 2016 is expected to be even warmer.

Friday, January 08, 2016

El Niño has put world in 'uncharted territory,' UN relief chief says, urging action now to mitigate impacts

Briefing United Nations Member States today on the widely varied and devastating impacts of the current El Niño weather phenomenon – which for months has sparked massive floods in some countries while leaving others, often in the same region, bone dry – the top UN relief official urged the international community to act now to help millions of people facing food insecurity.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

2015 was Australia’s fifth hottest year on record, while coral bleaching looms for Great Barrier Reef

As Australia braces for a potentially devastating coral bleaching event in coming months on the Great Barrier Reef, the Bureau of Meteorology has today confirmed that 2015 was the country’s fifth hottest year on record.

Storms trigger flooding in drought-hit California

One of the most powerful El Niños on record has brought torrential rain to California.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Super El Niño risk to lives in South Pacific

Aid agencies across the Pacific are gearing up for months of weather-related crises as a result of a "super-charged El Niño" weather pattern.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Australia fire authorities on high alert amid 40 degree heatwave tipping for this weekend

The Australian city of Melbourne is bracing for its hottest December day in five years, with the mercury tipped to climb as high as 40 degrees Celsius at the weekend, heightening fears of a more damaging bushfires.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Drought in Ethiopia Leaves 10 Million Without Food

The government of Ethiopia increased the estimated number of people in dire need of food aid because of the drought to 10.1 million. More than 50 percent of the affected population are children.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Heat wave engulfs Sydney

The Australian city experiences its third consecutive day of extreme temperatures being attributed to El Niño.
It was a close-run thing, but Sydney has just missed out on recording its hottest November day on record.

On Friday afternoon, the mercury peaked at 40.9C in central Sydney, just 0.9C shy of the all-time high of 41.8C set in 1982.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

UN says 132,000 affected by floods as El Niño sweeps Somalia

Flash floods in Somalia have destroyed thousands of makeshift homes, as well as latrines and shallow wells, affecting 1320,000 people since Oct. 19, the UN humanitarian agency said.

Friday, November 13, 2015

South African government warns of worsening drought

The South African government on Friday warned of a worsening drought whose severity is impacting negatively on the country in both social and economic terms.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

El Niño worsens food security in East Africa (UN)

An estimated 32.1 million people in East Africa would need food aid by the beginning of 2016 due to El Niño phenomenon, the UN has said.

Friday, November 06, 2015

UN health agency scales up coordination with dramatic effects of powerful El Niño expected worldwide

UN,  6 November 2015 – Deeply concern about potential deaths, illness, malnutrition and psychosocial effects brought by the ongoing El Niño phenomenon, the strongest in nearly two decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) is ramping up its efforts with regional offices and partners to guide countries on El Niño preparedness and timely response to curb its health risks.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Powerful cyclone Chapala headed towards war-torn Yemen, warns UN

 A strong and rare tropical cyclone, named Chapala, is heading towards the southern coasts of Oman and Yemen and is expected to make landfall on the eastern provinces of Hadramout and Shabwa in war-torn Yemen early Tuesday, the United Nations warned today.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Rare tropical cyclone: Yemen, Oman expect eight years of rain in two days as Chapala forms in Arabian Sea

A rare intense tropical cyclone has formed in the Arabian Sea and is forecast to dump eight years of rain in about 48 hours on typically arid regions of the Arabian Peninsula.

Snakes seek refuge in urban areas: Potentially deadly consequences of El Niño for N. Australia

Persistent drought in northern Australia is having potentially deadly consequences as snakes seek refuge in urban areas during their quest for water.

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