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“Watching the Weather to Protect Life and Property” is the theme of this year’s annual World Meteorological Day, which is being commemorated by climate scientists internationally on Saturday.
World Meteorological Association (WMO) reports on a global warming trend experienced during the first 10 months of 2102.
The La Nina weather pattern circulating through the eastern-central Pacific Ocean, which is behind the floods and extreme conditions in Australia, Asia, Africa and South America is one of the strongest ever and could last for four more months.
The average global temperatures recorded throughout the year place 2010 in a tie with 1998 and 2005 for the title of warmest year ever recorded.
Although finding a successor to the Kyoto Protocol is a major item on the agenda at the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, delegates are also working hard to establish an international climate monitoring system.
Representatives from 194 countries have gathered at the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, to continue working towards tackling climate change.
The UN weather agency said on Monday that the disruptive La Nina weather pattern in the Pacific basin should strengthen over the next four to six months, bringing on stronger monsoons and more hurricanes.
Over 30 000 people from 190 nations are gathered at the two-week UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
On Wednesday, the World Meteorological Organization said that an El Nino current now in the Pacific Ocean would last until 2010, promising unpredictable disruption in weather patterns around the world.
While 2008 will be recorded as one of the coolest years in the past decade, the World Meteorological Organization said it is also the 10th warmest since records began in 1850.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.