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Record Ocean Heat Generates Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 25, 2025 (ENS) – Bring in the lawn furniture, folks, and bar the doors and windows. There is an 85 percent chance that the countries and U.S. states bordering the Atlantic Ocean are in for a difficult “above-normal” hurricane season this year, U.S. National Weather Service experts at the Climate Prediction Center are warning. […]

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2023: Earth’s Hottest Year

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 30, 2023 (ENS) – The year 2023 shattered climate records, delivered extreme weather, and left death, devastation and despair in its wake laments the World Meteorological Organization, which has pegged 2023 as the hottest year ever recorded. […]

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Sizzling Weather ‘A Vicious Cycle of Spiraling Impacts’

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 17, 2023 (ENS) – “Scorching temperatures are engulfing large parts of the Northern hemisphere, while devastating floods triggered by relentless rainfall have disrupted lives and livelihoods, underscoring the urgent need for more climate action,” the UN World Meteorological Organization, WMO, said Friday. […]

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WMO: Global Temperature Headed for ‘Uncharted Territory’

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 17, 2023 (ENS) – Fueled by high levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and a naturally occurring El Niño event, global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years, warns a new update by the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. […]

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First WMO Global Water Analysis Finds a Drying World

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 29, 2022 (ENS) – Most of the planet was drier than normal in 2021, with “cascading effects on economies, ecosystems and our daily lives,” the UN World Meteorological Organization, WMO, said on Tuesday, issuing its first report covering all the water resources on Earth. […]

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WMO: Climate Disasters to Increase Until at Least the 2060s

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 20, 2022 (ENS) – The impacts of climate change are already “very visible” and “happening worldwide,” the head of the UN weather agency told the opening session of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, which convened on Monday in a virtual meeting that will last through February 25. […]

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Planet Earth At Risk of Methane Suffocation

PARIS, France, May 15, 2021 (ENS) – Methane emissions caused by human activities can be reduced by up to 45 percent this decade, finds the world’s first Global Methane Assessment just issued by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, a voluntary partnership led by governments, and the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP. […]