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Study finds the validity of computer models for predicting climate change

A recent study published by scientist Zeke Hausfather in the journal Geophysical Research Letters studied the accuracy of several computer models used to predict the climate change. The study found high levels of accuracy in these computer models with an average skill score of 69%. The ‘skill score’ was used to determine the success of ..

World Meteorological Organisation report

In light of the ongoing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain, the World Meteorological Organisation has released its annual report predicting a grim outlook for the global climate change. Some of the reports highlights are as follows: Marine heat-waves are to become more common. The average temperatures of both 10 year and ..

Drought Toolbox officially released in COP14event

The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has officially released the Drought Toolbox, which is a one-stop shop for all actions on drought. The toolbox can be used by countries to assess drought risks in their regions much in advance, and prepare to deal with the water scarcity. ..

UNCCD launches a Drought Toolbox

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched a drought toolbox. The toolbox uses a total of 15 to 30 different parameters to assess drought risk and vulnerability of a geographical region. This is expected to ease the process for global governments to declare a drought. Drought Toolbox The toolbox provides stakeholders with easy ..

What is causing heavy rainfall in Mumbai?

Year after year, the Indian city of Mumbai is brought to a standstill by the rains and the heavy outpours. Not only do these rains cause a loss of time and economic productivity but are also responsible for the deaths and destruction due to their occurrence. Rains in Mumbai Mumbai suffers from a heavy bout ..

Climate changes curses Children’s lives in Bangladesh

UNICEF has announced that environmental disasters referring to climate change have threatened the lives of around 19 million children in Bangladesh. Climate change has laid adverse effects and environmental threats faced by Bangladesh’s poorest communities families, leaving them unable to keep their children properly housed, fed, healthy and educated. Climate change has the potential to ..

Canada is warming twice the Global rate : Government Report

The Government report by Environment and Climate Change say that Canada is warming twice as fast as the global warming. This is mainly because of burning of fossil fuels. The report was authored by 43 government scientists. The key findings of the report are as follows The report says that deadly heat waves and heavy ..

WMO launches ‘The State of Global Climate’ report

‘The State of the Global Climate’ report has recently launched by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report presented a grim picture of the accelerating physical signs and socio-economic impacts of the climate change across the world as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels. UN Chief Antonio Guterres has asked ..