2020 likely to be second warmest year on record globally, says UN agency

Geneva: This year is on track to be the second hottest on record, behind 2016, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday. Five data sets currently place 2020, a year characterised by heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and raging hurricanes, as the second warmest since records began in 1850. “2020 is very likely to be one … Read more

Prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from climate change, forecasts Australia

SYDNEY: Australia`s climate will continue to warm, resulting in prolonged wildfire seasons and less rain in the southeast and southwest that will lead to more frequent droughts, the country`s weather bureau said on Friday. Australia`s changing climate patterns can be attributed to an increase in greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere triggering … Read more

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