Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN`s weather agency said today, highlighting the urgency of curbing man-made, climate-altering greenhouse gases.
The UN weather agency today warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world.
Extreme events of 2013 like the Philippines` devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were consistent with man-made climate change, the UN`s weather agency said today.
The amount of greenhouse gases in Earth`s atmosphere hit a new record high in 2012, continuing an ever-faster rise that is driving climate change, the UN weather agency said Wednesday.
The 2001-10 decade was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850, and the world saw unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the decade, says a report released by the WMO.
California`s Death Valley has been recognised as world`s hottest place after meteorologists disqualified a Libyan city`s 90-year old record citing "error in recording the temperature".
Global temperatures in 2011 are the 10th highest on record with countries like Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar and the US were among the worst hit by extreme weather events.
Noting that the decade 2000-2009 was warmest ever recorded, the World Meteorological Organisations (WMO) has said that 2009 was the fifth-warmest year since climate records began in 1850.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon