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A United Nations report released Tuesday calls for fast action on reducing emissions of black carbon, ground level ozone and methane to help limit near term global temperature rise preventing the Earth from overheating.
Experts said a UN plan to upgrade "space weather" forecasts can help the world cope with solar storms that might rack up to $2 trillion in damages.
The UN weather agency said on Monday that the La Nina weather pattern is easing and there are no signs that suggest a resurgence in the coming months.
A top climate specialist with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said Tuesday that despite variations in predictions of climate change trends, Europe should take action over the increase in droughts and floods across the union.
In the spring of 2011, the ozone layer that protects us from harmful levels of ultraviolet rays has shown a record loss in the Arctic region.
An assessment report to be released this week by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization shows that reducing emissions of two common air pollutants -- black carbon and gases integral to the production of ground-level ozone -- could slow the rate of climate change markedly over the next half-century.
Scientific advice on the consequences of specific policy options confronting government decision makers is key to managing global biodiversity change.
New University of Washington research has found that the world is already committed to a warmer climate because of emissions that have occurred up to now.
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.