Heatwaves are already a bigger risk in many cities than people realise, experts say
By Laurie Goering
CAPE TOWN, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks – an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold – figuring out how to keep people cool can be a challenge.
"This is a wake-up call" that action is needed now to deal with fast-approaching problems, says one urban expert
By Laurie Goering
CAPE TOWN, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned Tuesday.
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
Melanie Hilton, Yee Mon Maung and Virginie Le Masson
This case study is one of four commissioned by BRACED to assess the links between resilience and gender in partners’ projects. It documents approaches used to promote gender equality within the BRACED Myanmar Alliance, as well as the latent challenges and opportunities in this process.
NEW DELHI, Jul 26 2016 (IPS) - Deepa Kumari, a 36-year-old farmer from Pithoragarh district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, lives in a one-room tenement in south Delhi’s Mongolpuri slum with her three children. Fleeing devastating floods which killed her husband last year, the widow landed up in the national capital city last week after selling off her farm and two cows at cut-rate prices.
MAPS PAKISTAN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE PAKISTAN SECURITY ANALYSIS MAP
Wet spell throughout next week in upcountry
Earthquake of moderate intensity jolts Chitral and Malakand
Green Pakistan Programme:Climate ministry seeks provinces’input
Met Office warns of heavy monsoon across Pakistan
Pakistan asks Afghanistan to probe unprovoked firing at Torkham
Civil-military interaction and foreign policy
NPoliceman accused of disrespecting church, manhandling pastor
Deforestation exposes Pakistan to natural threats
Climate change to affect over 1 billion people by 2060
Climate change badly affecting agriculture in Pakistan
Women’s health must be a priority in district disaster management plans
More dengue cases reported in city
Governor for coordinated efforts to combat heatwave
India’s supersonic missile test will disturb balance of power in region: Sartaj
- PM wants climate change policy implementation
- Newcastle virus kills 50 peacocks in Thar
- Avalanches and rainfall cause devastation in Gilgit-Baltistan
- Urgent anti-dengue campaign to be launched in Rawalpindi
- Can Pakistan act on climate change?
- KP CM for long-term plan to protect flood-vulnerable areas
- Pakistan concerned at nuclearisation of Indian Ocean
- Afghan border security official arrested from Pishin over spying charges
- Indian spy agency RAW’s agent arrested from Karachi
- Huge …
Expected heatstroke, arrangements made at Government services hospital
Temperature on the rise in different cities
Sindh without a disease warning system since past 15 months
Scattered Rain-Dust storm predicted during coming week
Sindh govt to set up climate change, environment, coastal development dept
Pakistan and Climate Change
PM claims restoration of peace in major cities including Karachi
Pakistan boosting capacity to check adverse impacts of climate change: Nisar
Environment issues highlighted on Earth Day
Pakistan to sign historic climate change pact today
Hot spell to prevail in Karachi: Met office
Public health: ‘Six dengue fever cases reported this year’
Over 800 illegally appointed policemen face the axe in Sindh
Gang extorting millions from ‘corrupt’ officials busted
Landslides, flash floods on KKH must be an eyeopener for CPEC planners
More dengue cases appear in city
Pakistan prepares 10-year National Flood Programme
Tharparkar Deserves Special Attention
Heavy rains, landslides damage 600 houses in GB
Army led operation continues against Chhotu gang in south Punjab
RAW runs special cell to sabotage CPEC, says secretary defence
JF-17 enhances PAF squadron’s firepower
Provincial transplant authority being made functional, says health minister
Four dead as 6.6 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab, KP
26 more dengue cases surface in city
Climate Change worse than terrorism
KPK torrential rains, land sliding killed 66, damaged 925 houses: PDMA
Weather anomalies and climate-induced migration
Future preparations: Govt gears up for upcoming heatwave
KP to seek Kabul’s help against extortion calls
Contempt: Arrest warrants issued for 30 cops
212 people arrested for propagating hate speech
Rain, snowfall hit parts of KP
LDA’s urban development plan to ‘hit environment’
First case of 2016 from district tested positive at HFH
Contingency plan ready to cope with heatwave emergency
Sea intrusion, sinking of Indus delta threaten coastline
No escape from disasters
KP to seek Kabul’s help against extortion calls
Punjab CM, security czar and army chief discuss Punjab operation
HRCP report 2015: Pakistan witnesses significant drop in violence
Genève, le 1er juillet 2015 (OMM)
L’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) et l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ont publié ensemble de nouvelles directives sur les moyens de faire face aux menaces que les vagues de chaleur font peser sur la santé. Celles-ci sont en effet de plus en plus fréquentes et intenses en raison du changement climatique.
WMO, WHO Issue Guidance on Heat Health Warning Systems
Geneva 1 July 2015 (WMO)
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued new joint guidance on Heat–Health Warning Systems to address the health risks posed by heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent and more intense as a result of climate change.
U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.
Higher daily peak temperatures and longer, more intense heat waves are becoming increasingly frequent globally due to climate change, and a new scale of coordinated action is essential to prevent the dangerous health effects of heat stress.
Ginebra, 29 de octubre de 2012 (OMS/OMM) – Paralelamente al cambio climático que sufre el mundo, aumentan los peligros para la salud humana. El Atlas del Clima y la Salud, publicado hoy conjuntamente por la Organización Mundial de la Salud y la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM), ilustra algunos de los problemas más acuciantes que ello plantea.
Genève, le 29 octobre 2012 (OMS/OMM) – Alors que le climat continue de changer dans le monde, les dangers augmentent pour la santé de l’être humain. L’atlas de la santé et du climat (The Atlas of Health and Climate), publié aujourd’hui conjointement par l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé ( OMS) et l’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM), illustre certains des défis actuels et émergents les plus pressants.