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World Meteorological Organization Confirms 32 percent Hike in Radiative Forcing During 1990-2012

Geneva (ABC Live): – The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet for hundreds and thousands of years. The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2012 there was ... Read More »

Antarctic Ozone Hole Widens to 24.0 Million Square Kilometers on 16 September 2013

Geneva (ABC Live): The area of the annually recurring Antarctic ozone hole reached its peak at 24.0 million square kilometers on 16 September according to data from NASA. This is more than in 2012 and 2010, but less than in 2011. The World Meteorological Organization’s newest Antarctic Ozone Bulletin said the ozone hole area averaged over the ten last days of September ... Read More »

World Meteorological Organization Aims Living with Disability and Disaster on International Day for Disaster Reduction

Geneva (ABC Live): The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) joins with the global community in marking the International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October, which this year focuses on living with disability and disaster. An estimated 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. The U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) said its new global survey showed why persons living ... Read More »

Warsaw to Host Climate Change Conference in November 2013

ABC Live: The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place from 11 to 22 November. The conference will be held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. Provisional agenda and annotations Note by the ... Read More »