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International Polar Year Reports Widespread Global Warming

International Polar Year Reports Widespread Global Warming

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – New evidence of the far-reaching effects of global warming in the polar regions has emerged from the scientific explorations of International Polar Year 2007-2008. Snow and ice are declining in both polar regions, affecting human livelihoods as well as local plant and animal life in the Arctic, as…

2008 Among 10 Warmest Years on Record, UN Reports

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…

Global Carbon Dioxide Hit Record Levels in 2007

Global Carbon Dioxide Hit Record Levels in 2007

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 26, 2008 (ENS) – Climate-heating greenhouse gases continue to increase in the atmosphere, and last year, global concentrations of carbon dioxide again reached the highest levels ever recorded, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization. Greenhouse gases trap the Sun’s radiation within the Earth’s atmosphere causing it…

Worldwide Weather Information Standards in the Works

Worldwide Weather Information Standards in the Works

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 17, 2008 (ENS) – The UN World Meteorological Organization and the International Organization for Standardization, ISO, have agreed to cooperate in setting international standards for weather, climate and water data, products and services. The new procedures will “clarify the authority of WMO documents and enhance their international recognition and dissemination,” said WMO…

Meteorological Prize Winner Warns of Accelerating Warming

Meteorological Prize Winner Warns of Accelerating Warming

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – The man who has just won the climate science community’s highest prize, predicts “a higher future global warming estimate than expected heretofore.” Professor Jagadish Shukla has been awarded the 52nd International Meteorological Organization Prize for his contributions to meteorological and hydrological science. The award was presented March 28…

Dozens of New Satellites Planned to Monitor Climate

Dozens of New Satellites Planned to Monitor Climate

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 21, 2008 (ENS) – An international strategy for deployment of dozens of new satellites to help scientists better understand global warming got a boost Wednesday as the world’s space and meteorological agencies gave their support to the World Meteorological Organization proposal at a high-level space conference. Approval came at the end of…