2014 poised for hottest year

2014-12-03 21:07

This year may end as the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says as it recounted a tale of rising seas, crippling droughts and floods.

El Nino less likely soon

2014-09-08 18:22

The El Nino phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, could take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, but the likelihood has declined since June.

Neoguri lashes Japan's Okinawa islands

2014-07-08 16:43

Typhoon Neoguri has lashed Japan's southern Okinawa islands reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter.

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.


UN says CO2 pollution at record levels

2014-09-09 14:37

The UN weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013.

Meteorologists preparing for the worst

2014-08-21 21:25

Intense aerial turbulence, ice storms and scorching heatwaves, huge ocean waves - the world's climate experts forecast apocalyptic weather over the coming decades.

UN: Time running out as CO2 levels rise

2014-05-26 17:36

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency says.

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.

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