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Greenhouse Gases Reach Record Highs, WMO Reports
2011-11-22 06:15:52

Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide levels reached record highs in 2010, surpassing what experts had previously called the worst-case scenario for these greenhouse gases, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Monday. The WMO, which is the U.N.'s weather agency, reported that CO2 levels increased by 2.3 parts per million, to 389 ppm, from 2009 to last year, according to Reuters reporter Tom Miles. That single-year increase exceeds the average for both the 1990s...

2010-11-25 06:10:00

Concentrations of greenhouse gases approached record levels in 2009 and could set off even greater methane emissions from the Arctic, the UN's weather agency warned Wednesday. "Greenhouse gas concentrations have reached record levels despite the economic slowdown. They would have been even higher without the international action taken to reduce them," Michael Jarraud, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said in a Wednesday press release. "In addition, potential...

2009-01-09 12:35:00

On Friday, the United Nation's Weather agency WMO said that it might feel cold in Europe, but the world is getting hotter and global warming remains a danger."The Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Michel Jarraud, has stressed that we mustn't confuse the current weather that we're seeing with global warming," WMO spokeswoman Gaelle Sevenier told a news briefing.On Thursday, temperatures plunged to a record low in Germany and heavy snow plummeted down on Marseille in...

2006-02-14 08:10:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - Drought conditions across the Horn of Africa are likely to persist until at least early April, threatening further loss of life and livestock, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday. The WMO, a United Nations agency, said it was reporting on the latest seasonal report from its partner, the Nairobi-based Intergovernmental Authority on Development, known as IGAD. At least several dozen people and tens of thousands of livestock have already died in East...

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