2013 marked by record sea levels

2013-11-13 20:39

Sea levels in 2013 have posted a record high, making low-lying coastal regions ever more vulnerable to extreme weather like super-storm Haiyan, the UN says.

'Low risk of El Niño or La Niño developing'

2013-06-26 15:04

The UN meteorological agency WMO has said there was only a small chance of an El Niño or La Niño system.

Global warming curbs out of reach

2012-11-21 17:25

The goal of keeping planet warming in check has moved further out of reach, the United Nations has warned in the latest of a flurry of reports pointing to looming climate disaster ahead of key talks in Qatar.

El Nino back soon

2012-09-26 08:14

The El Nino weather phenomenon could return within days but will be relatively weak compared with past episodes, the UN's weather agency says.

Santa feeling the heat

2011-11-29 19:29

Global warming may soon compel Santa Claus to move his Christmas-gift workshop.

Warmest decade since 1850

2011-11-29 11:41

Thirteen of the warmest years recorded have occurred within the last decade and a half, the UN's World Meteorological Organisation says.

Arctic ozone levels low - UV danger

2011-04-05 22:18

Depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic has reached record levels, and Nordic countries will have to watch for higher than normal ultraviolet radiation in coming weeks.

La Niña stronger, storms expected

2010-10-11 19:34

La Niña should strengthen over the next four to six months, heralding stronger monsoons and more hurricanes.

Icy weather despite warming

2010-01-11 18:11

Frigid weather that has gripped swathes of the northern hemisphere this winter is unusual but does not undermine an overall global trend of warming, experts have said.

2009: Hottest year since 1850

2009-12-08 21:09

This year is likely to rank as one of the "10 warmest" since 1850, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said in a report providing further evidence that the world is heating up.


Weather extremes worsening – WMO

2013-07-04 13:30

The world has suffered unprecedented climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heatwaves in Europe and droughts in Australia to floods in Pakistan.

Melting permafrost causes concern

2012-11-27 20:58

Melting permafrost is emerging as a new factor in climate change, allowing long-frozen carbon to be released into the air and accelerating global warming.

Illegal medication seized in 16 countries

2012-10-25 11:52

A crackdown in 16 African countries has led to the seizure of more than 82 million doses of illegal or counterfeit drugs, including antibiotics, contraceptives and malaria treatments, WMO says.

COP 17: Financing battle emerges

2011-11-29 22:50

International climate negotiators are at odds on how to raise billions of dollars to help poor countries cope with global warming.

Feeling the heat? We are to blame

2011-11-29 16:42

The world is getting hotter, with 2011 one of the warmest years on record, and humans are to blame, according to a report by the WMO.

Greenhouse gases at record high

2011-11-21 22:27

The amount of global warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which cause warming, rose to a new high in 2010, and the rate of increase has accelerated.

La Niña to last for months: UN agency

2011-01-25 21:34

The weather pattern behind floods and extreme conditions in Australia, Asia, Africa and South America is one of the strongest ever and could last for four more months, says the UN weather agency.

Ash cloud to move to Arctic

2010-04-20 15:18

The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is expected to change directions and head towards the Arctic when the weather changes towards the end of the week, says the World Meteorological Organisation.

Ban adds to climate expectations

2009-12-09 08:24

UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he expected the Copenhagen climate summit to seal a historic deal on cutting emissions amid warnings that the last decade broke the record for global warming.

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