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Scientists alert April 2024 was the hottest on record

The world endured the hottest April month this year, as per data revealed by the European Union’s climate monitoring service Copernicus.

Tackle methane emissions now to slow global warming, finds new report

Tackling emissions of methane now, is essential to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050, according to a new report issued by the UN-backed Global Methane Forum on Wednesday.

Data shows 2023 was the hottest year on record

Driven by human-caused climate change and boosted by El Niño weather event, official data released on Tuesday showed 2023 remained the hottest year on record.

Study finds increased West Antarctic ice sheet melting ‘unavoidable’

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet will continue to increase its rate of melting over the rest of the century, no matter how much we reduce fossil fuel use, according to British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Study reveals global sea surface temperatures touch record high mark in August

Global average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) have been consistently high over the past five months, and remained at record-high levels for the time of year throughout April, May, June and July 2023.

UN expert alerts global heating may disrupt food supply even before 1.5C temperature rise

A top UN official has warned that the world might face a major disruption to food supplies well before temperatures rise by the 1.5C target.

Heatwaves, high temperatures threatening young lives in South Asia, warns UNICEF

Three-quarters of children in South Asia are already exposed to extreme high temperature compared to only one in three globally, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, urging authorities to do more to help them beat the heat.

July 2023 is on track to be the hottest month on record, say experts

Geneva: According to ERA5 data from the EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the first three weeks of July have been the warmest three-week period on record and the month is on track to be the hottest July and the hottest month on record.

Heatwave conditions to prevail in US, Europe and Japan; mercury to go above 40 degrees Celsius

New Delhi: People in several parts of the United States, Europe, and Japan have been warned against heatwave conditions with temperatures soaring 40 degrees Celsius and above, media reports said.

Temperatures off the charts, but more records imminent: WMO

New York: Global sea surface temperatures reached a record high in May, June, and July – and the warming El Niño weather pattern is only just getting started – experts at the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.

World Meteorological Organization declares onset of El Nino conditions, surge in global temperatures likely

Geneva: El Niño conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific for the first time in seven years, setting the stage for a likely surge in global temperatures and disruptive weather and climate patterns.

Global temperatures set to reach new records in next five years, may warm beyond key 1.5C limit by 2027

Geneva: Global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years, fuelled by heat-trapping greenhouse gases and a naturally occurring El Niño event, according to a new update issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Sticking to ‘cold, hard’ climate facts can end global warming: Guterres

New York: World leaders need to listen to and act on solid scientific guidance to urgently reduce global warming, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message at the opening of the new session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday.

Countries’ climate promises still not enough to avoid catastrophic global warming: UN Report

New York: While plans submitted by most signatories of the Paris Agreement would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, they are still not ambitious enough to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, a new report by UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) warned on Wednesday.

Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

New York: Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).