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Publish Date:
19 November 2020

L’ouragan «Iota», de catégorie 5 quand il a touché terre au Nicaragua, a provoqué d’importants dégâts et tué au moins six personnes. Scientifique pour le Programme concernant les cyclones tropicaux à l’Organisation météorologique mondiale, Anne-Claire Fontan fait le point sur l’activité cyclonique et son évolution
 

 

Publish Date:
17 November 2020

South West Indian Ocean countries have launched a new five-year project to improve operational forecasting and multi-hazard early warning systems in a region which is exposed to climate change, sea level rise and extreme weather and has suffered an increase in the frequency and intensity of climate-related shocks in recent decades.

The project seeks to enhance early warning capacities in Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Seychelles.  The Climate Risk and...

Publish Date:
12 November 2020

It is the 50th anniversary of Cyclone Bhola, the world’s deadliest known tropical cyclone which killed up to 500 000 people in what is now Bangladesh. It prompted calls for action to prevent a repeat of such a catastrophic loss of life and ultimately laid the foundations of WMO’s Tropical Cyclone Programme.

Cyclone Bhola, which grew from a depression in the south central Bay of Bengal, hit what was then...

Publish Date:
26 October 2020

Climate change increasingly threatens human health, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa

Publish Date:
13 October 2020

Geneva, 13 October 2020 - Over the past 50 years, more than 11,000 disasters have been attributed to weather, climate and water-related hazards, involving 2 million deaths and US$ 3.6 trillion in economic losses. While the average number of deaths recorded for each disaster has fallen by a third during this period, the number of recorded disasters has increased five times and the economic losses have increased by a factor...