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08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

29 Oct 2012 description

Atlas of health and climate launches new collaboration between public health and meteorological communities

Atlas provides maps, tables and graphs showing links between health and climate

Geneva, 29 October 2012 (WHO/WMO) – As the world’s climate continues to change, hazards to human health are increasing. The Atlas of Health and Climate, published today jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), illustrates some of the most pressing current and emerging challenges.

28 Sep 2012 description

As a result of unusually good rains and ecological conditions this summer, a second generation of Desert Locust breeding started this month in northeast Mali, in northern and central Niger and in northeastern Chad, according to the Food and Agriculture’s Locust watch. Hatching is likely to commence in the coming days in these countries. Hoppers are expected to be present during September and October, and fledging could start by mid-October, leading to an increase in the number of adults during the second half of October and in November.

27 Apr 2009 description

Press Release No.843

Geneva, 27 April 2009 (WMO/FAO) West African farmers are facing increasing threats from climate change. Changes in the frequency of droughts, heatwaves, floods, storms, frost-freezes and locusts require that the agricultural sector take adaptation measures to cope with the impacts of climate change.

27 Apr 2009 description

Communiqué de presse N°843

Genève, le 27avril 2009 (OMM/FAO) - Les agriculteurs d'Afrique de l'Ouest font face à des menaces croissantes liées au changement climatique. Les changements de fréquence des sécheresses, des vagues de chaleur, des inondations, des tempêtes, des gelées et des invasions acridiennes obligent le secteur agricole à prendre des mesures d'adaptation pour atténuer les incidences du changement climatique.

18 Oct 2004 description

Geneva 18 October 2004 (WMO) -- The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) proposes to develop a database of Meteorological Information for Locust Control (MILC) to help elaborate the detailed meteorological requirements for different phases in the life-cycle of locusts to facilitate more effective locust control operations.

17 Aug 2004 description

GENÈVE, le 17 août 2004 (OMM) - L'année dernière, des pluies exceptionnellement abondantes ont entraîné une amélioration des conditions écologiques dans la région sahélienne. Combiné à des températures et une humidité élevées, cet état de fait est à l'origine de l'explosion des populations de criquets observée cette année. Malgré des opérations de lutte de grande envergure, la situation est en train de devenir extrêmement grave dans le nord?ouest de l'Afrique, où le criquet pèlerin pourrait mettre à mal l'agriculture.

17 Aug 2004 description

GENEVA, 17 August 2004 (WMO) - Exceptionally heavy rains last year led to the improvement of ecological conditions in the Sahelian region. But this condition, combined with high temperatures and humidity, has resulted in an exceptionally high locust breeding rate this year. Despite massive control operations, the desert locust situation is now becoming extremely serious in Northwest Africa threatening to overwhelm agriculture in the region. In the coming weeks, the weather in the region is expected to remain hot and humid as the seasonal monsoon rains begin to affect more countries.