Latest World Meteorological Organization Stories
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.
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.
According to Munich Re, one of the worldâ€™s largest re-insurance companies, 2008 was one of the most devastating years in terms of natural disasters.
While 2008 will be recorded as one of the coolest years in the past decade, the World Meteorological Organization said it is also the 10th warmest since records began in 1850.
Three major global climate-change projections scaled down to Oregon's Rogue River Basin point to hotter, drier summers with increasing wildfire risk, reduced snowpack and rainier, stormy winters.
Some 2,000 scientists contributed to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC report on global warming. Next week, the local contingent will be honored.
Alcoa announced today that four of its employees played a part in the United Nations Organization's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) win of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
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