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2013 One Of The Warmest Years Record
2013-11-14 10:59:08

[ Watch the Video: UN Report Turns Up The Heat On 2013 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As you raise a glass of your favorite beverage on this New Year’s Eve, you may want to toast to 2013 being one of the warmest years since modern records began in 1850. According to a new report from the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2013 is currently on track to be tied with 2003 as the seventh warmest year on record, with worldwide land and...

Record Carbon Dioxide Levels In 2012, Methane Off The Charts
2013-11-07 12:50:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are a fan of random violence occurring worldwide, a new report out this week is right up your alley. While we learned earlier this year that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, this week we were greeted with news that greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, hit record highs in that same year. Specifically, carbon dioxide levels have increased a full 41 percent since the start of the...

UN Report Hottest Decade In History
2013-07-03 13:39:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Regardless of whether it was caused by human activity or not, the United Nations is reporting the last decade was the warmest on record in both hemispheres for both land and sea. According to an official report from the UNs World Meteorological Organization (WMO), land and sea temperatures averaged 58 degrees Fahrenheit - compared to the long term average of 57.2 F based on data going back to 1881. The report also noted the...

UN Report Highlights Disturbing Signs Of Climate Change
2013-05-03 09:57:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United Nations´ official weather agency, the World Meteorological Organization,“¯has announced that last year saw record-low levels of Arctic sea ice — yet another troubling sign of changing global climate patterns. The WMO also found that 2012 was the ninth-warmest year since official records started in the 1850s, according to a report released by the organization on Thursday. It also stated that every year...

World Meteorological Day Is Saturday March 23rd
2013-03-23 07:00:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “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. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN´s specialized agency for weather and geophysical sciences, the yearly event is held every March 23 in order to mark the date on which the association was...

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2010-12-03 06:15:00

The year 2010 is on track to be one of the three hottest years on record, capping off a record-setting decade that provides further evidence that the planet is warming, said the United Nation's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday during climate talks in Cancun, Mexico. "2010 is almost certain to be in the top three warmest years on record," said WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud during a press conference. "The decade from 2001 to 2010 has set a new record, it will be the...

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2009-12-08 12:35:00

The head of the World Meteorological Organization said at the UN climate talks Tuesday that the first decade of the 21st century is set to be the warmest on record. WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud told journalists that the decade 2000-2009 is very likely to be the warmest on record, warmer than the 1990s, which were in turn warmer than the 1980s. The year 2009 would also likely rank as the fifth warmest since 1850, the beginning of accurate instrumental climate records, Jarraud added....

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2008-04-04 09:05:00

UN meteorologists say the cooling effect of the La Nina current in the Pacific will cause global temperatures to drop slightly this year. Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, said it was likely that La Nina would continue into the summer. Global temperatures haven't risen since 1998, leaving many to question the climate change theory. However, experts say we are still clearly in a long-term warming trend and new record high temperatures are forecasted...

2006-03-24 14:40:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - There is growing evidence of a link between global warming and natural disasters such as droughts and flooding, the head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. But Michel Jarraud, secretary general of the United Nations weather agency, said more research was needed into the links between global warming and extreme conditions like hurricanes. Jarraud told a news briefing: "We know for certain that there is an intensification of the hydrological cycle,...

2006-03-24 11:55:00

GENEVA -- There is growing evidence of a link between global warming and natural disasters such as droughts and flooding, the head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. But Michel Jarraud, secretary general of the United Nations weather agency, said more research was needed into the links between global warming and extreme conditions like hurricanes. Jarraud told a news briefing: "We know for certain that there is an intensification of the hydrological cycle, which...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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