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Statement on climate of India during 2022

In 2022, the annual mean land surface air temperature in India was 0.510C above the long-term average (1981-2010 period). This made the year the fifth warmest on record since nationwide records began in 1901. Despite this, it was lower than the highest warming observed over India during 2016, which had an anomaly of 0.710C, but ..

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State of the Climate in Asia 2021 Report

State of the Climate in Asia 2021 was released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the COP27 in Egypt. What are the key findings of the report? Economic losses caused by drought, floods and landslides has surged in Asia, resulting in a ..

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State of the climate in Asia 2020 Report

UN’s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) released its annual report titled “State of the climate in Asia” on October 25, 2021. Key Findings of report As per report, in 2020, Asia suffered its hottest year on record. Report notes that, extreme weather is taking a heavy toll on development of the continent. In 2020, Extreme weather ..

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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019)

Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019) was released on September 1, 2021. Key Findings According to the atlas, developed nations incurred the bulk of $3.6tn in economic losses because of severe weather events in past five decades. High death tolls in poorer countries have been partly reduced by ..

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