Latest World Meteorological Organization Stories
Indiaâ€™s Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, on Thursday called on the rest of the world to avoid eating beef in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Experts say the hole in the ozone is expected to be smaller in 2009 than it was a year ago.
Officials from the United Nations met on Monday to discuss setting up a worldwide weather surveillance system that would see all nations receiving earlier and more accurate warnings about hurricanes, droughts and floods.
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.
Suffering among the world's poorest people due to climate change is intensifying the need to find ways of adapting to warmer temperatures and potentially more droughts, floods and sea level rise, a University of Arizona professor wrote in a new report by the organization Oxfam International.
The US is already experiencing extreme weather, drought and heavy rainfall as a result of human-induced climate change, and the changes are likely to continue into the future.
Emerging nations in Asia and South America are becoming increasingly large contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, according to UN scientists.
According to the 5th World Water Forum, nations should begin building defense systems to fight floods and drought which could be multiplying due to climate change.
More than 2,000 climate scientists gathered in Copenhagen on Tuesday to focus on global warming's rapid acceleration.
Glacier ice appears to be melting in the western portion of Antarctica and not only on the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists reported on Wednesday in conclusion to the 2007-2008 International Polar Year.
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