UN weather agency: 2017 set to be among top 3 hottest years

2017-11-07 09:06

The UN's weather and climate agency says 2017 is set to become the hottest year on record aside from those impacted by the El Nino phenomenon.

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

2017-05-07 08:10

As UN negotiators meet in Bonn to thrash out rules for implementing the climate-rescue Paris Agreement, the stakes have never been higher.

Obama warns of climate security risks

2015-12-01 22:02

US President Barack Obama has warned global warming posed imminent security and economic risks, as negotiators embarked on an 11-day race to seal a UN pact.

Ozone hole no cause for panic

2015-10-29 18:38

The UN's weather and climate agency says there is no cause for alarm about a record-size hole this month in the ozone layer.

Malawi appeals for $500m to repair flood damage

2015-06-18 21:10

Malawi needs nearly half a billion dollars to repair the damage from devastating floods that killed 176 people earlier this year.

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.


US climate pact pullout could add 0.3°C

2017-06-03 16:17

The US withdrawal from the Paris climate pact could "in a worst case scenario" add a 0.3°C rise in global temperatures over the 21st century, a Geneva report says.

2015 temperatures 1° higher

2016-01-25 22:35

Average global temperatures rose 1°C above pre-industrial levels last year for the first time.

El Nino worst in over 15 years

2015-11-16 17:56

The 'El Nino' phenomenon, which sparks global climate extremes, is this year the worst in more than 15 years.

This El Nino among the strongest since 1950

2015-09-02 05:37

The UN's meteorological agency predicts the rising El Nino event could be among the strongest since 1950.

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.

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