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Greenhouse gas concentrations reach record high

Greenhouse gas concentrations reach record high

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere have reached record breaking levels again, according to a report released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday. Observations from the WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) show that carbon dioxide levels in the …Continue reading

Our time is running out, warns UN climate report

Following a week-long meeting of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in South Korea, a monumental 400-page report stressing the importance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius (°C) was released on Monday. The IPCC special report is …Continue reading

If Temperature Rises by Two Degrees, a Fourth of Earth’s Land Will Be Arid by 2050, Study Suggests

Over a quarter of the world’s land will dry up if the atmospheric temperature rises by two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in the next three decades, the upper limit for the global average temperature rise set by nations under the Paris …Continue reading

How Hot Weather and Climate Change Affect Airline Flights

Hot weather has forced dozens of commercial flights to be canceled at airports in the Southwest this summer. This flight-disrupting heat is a warning sign. Climate change is projected to have far-reaching repercussions – including sea level rise inundating cities and shifting weather patterns causing long-term declines …Continue reading

What is the “Mother of all Bombs”?

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, also known as the “Mother of All Bombs” was used for the first time on Thursday, 13 April 2017. The bomb, launched in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, is currently the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in …Continue reading

Warmer Winters ‘May Take a Toll on Wheat Yield’

Like December, Met Office forecasts January temperatures to be warmer than average as well. This year, winter weather in Pakistan has been about two to three degrees warmer than average, on the celsius scale, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reports. PMD director …Continue reading