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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.
Scientists with the United Nations (UN) announced Thursday they found that the Earthâ€™s protective ozone layer in the upper atmosphere has stopped thinning out and should be mostly restored by the middle of this century thanks to a ban on dangerous chemicals that float up into the air.
A new review released Monday says that the UN's climate panel needs to "fundamentally reform" its structure in order to try and prevent the embarrassing errors found in a 2007 study on global warming.
UN climate and weather agencies said Wednesday that climate scientists must take an urgent stance on studying the changes in atmospheric currents that have been linked to flooding in Pakistan and wildfires in Russia.
La Nina is likely to cool the tropical Pacific waters in the months ahead, causing stronger monsoons throughout Asia and eastern Australia.
The small number of scientists who are unconvinced that human beings have contributed significantly to climate change have far less expertise and prominence in climate research compared with scientists who are convinced.
On Tuesday, weather experts said that El Nino has peaked and would probably disappear by mid-year.
The struggling Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given an outside science group complete control to review its rules, procedures and reports on global warming.
The UK Met office says that it is becoming clearer that human activities are causing climate change.
Climate scientists said on Thursday that the pace of global warming continues unabated, despite images of Europe crippled by a deep freeze and parts of the United States blasted by blizzards.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.