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Montevideo, October 7th 2022 - 12:47 UTC

Tag: Petteri Taalas

  • Thursday, October 7th 2021 - 09:19 UTC

    UN report foresees several water shortages worldwide

    “We need to wake up to the imminent water crisis,” said Taalas.

    Climate change is expected to take its toll soon in the form of floods, hurricanes and droughts which will result in spreading water shortages worldwide, the United Nations weather agency warned in a report.

  • Friday, July 2nd 2021 - 09:00 UTC

    Temperature record for Antarctica in 2020, 18,3` Celsius at Argentine station

    The previous record for the Antarctic region  was 17.5°C (63.5°F) recorded on 24 March 2015 also at Esperanza Research Station

    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has recognized a new record high temperature for the Antarctic continent of 18.3° Celsius on 6 February 2020 at the Argentine Esperanza station.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2020 - 09:47 UTC

    2020 on course to be one of the three warmest years ever recorded

    “2020 has, unfortunately, been yet another extraordinary year for our climate,” said WMO secretary-general Petteri Taalas.

    This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded and could even top the record set in 2016, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The past six years, 2015 to 2020, are therefore set to make up all six of the hottest years since modern records began in 1850, the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its provisional 2020 State of the Global Climate report.

  • Thursday, February 7th 2019 - 09:16 UTC

    Last four years the hottest on record, confirms UN's Meteorological Office

    “The long-term temperature trend is far more important than the ranking of individual years, and that trend is an upward one,” said WMO Petteri Taalas

    The last four years were the hottest since global temperature records began, the UN confirmed on Wednesday in an analysis that it said was a “clear sign of continuing long-term climate change”. The UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in November that 2018 was set to be the fourth warmest year in recorded history, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway planetary warming.