climate extremes

2008 Among 10 Warmest Years on Record, UN Reports

Article: 2008 Among 10 Warmest Years on Record, UN Reports

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – The year 2008 is likely to rank as the tenth warmest year on record since the beginning of the instrumental climate records in 1850, although the global average temperature was slightly lower than previous years of the 21st century, according to the United Nations meteorological agency. The combined…

Extreme Weather Events Predicted for Warming North America

Article: Extreme Weather Events Predicted for Warming North America

WASHINGTON, DC, July 1, 2008 (ENS) – Atlanta is thirsty, New York is sizzling, Des Moines is flooded – all these situations have happened this year, and a new federal government report predicts an increasing frequency of the same kinds of extremes across North America as the planet warms. Droughts, heavy downpours, excessive heat, and…

Developing Countries Get Help to Cope with Climate Change

Article: Developing Countries Get Help to Cope with Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2008 (ENS) – Assistance for developing countries to manage water resources, combat drought, and measure climate change will be forthcoming under a new agreement signed today by the World Bank and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The first projects are planned for…