A pair of microwave radiometers collected data on the storm as they passed over the Caribbean Sea aboard the International Space Station. Two recently launched instruments that were designed and built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to provide forecasters data on weather over the open ocean captured images of Hurricane Ian on Tuesday, Sept.Read More
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Climate science is clear: we are heading in the wrong direction, according to a new multi-agency report coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which highlights the huge gap between aspirations and reality. Without much more ambitious action, the physical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change will be increasingly devastating, it warns.Read More
Anyone who has followed global news events of late will have noticed the devastating floods that have engulfed pretty much every corner of the world, from the U.S. and Europe, to Africa, Australia and Asia, where India and Pakistan have been hit by some of their worst floods in recent memory. By pretty much all accounts, such climate change-driven disasters are only going to get worse.
Over a short period in May and June, intense rains lashed Assam, in northeastern India, and Bangladesh. As well as landslides, several rivers in the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin burst their banks. The swiftness with which floodwaters submerged towns and villages caught residents and officials off-guard. Scientists say the problem will only increase as the impacts of climate change grow.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agency awarded a total of $13.8 million to seven companies and two NASA-run centers to explore emerging technologies that can support observation work in the space domain.
A new studio building for Tonga Broadcasting Commission was commissioned by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, on the completion of a Nationwide Early Warning System Project (NEWS) on Tuesday, at Fasi-moe-Afi. The Emergency Siren System was demonstrated at the event on 27 September.
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In the Philippines where an average of 20 typhoons traverse the country’s path annually, coastal communities bear the brunt of the heavy rains, storm surges and strong winds.
Java restoration pilot project is helping villagers protect their communities as climate change spurs worsening floods
In a coastal community on Indonesia's Java island, villagers must constantly take soil and stones to local graveyards to secure the resting places of their dead friends and relatives - fearful that frequent flooding will sweep away the deceased.
Throughout the world, climate change damages our earth with extreme droughts, storms and flooding. This also affects source water quality and sea levels rising. We need to adapt our traditional ways of managing water to alleviate this, and fourth industrial revolution technology (4IR) can assist.
The World Bank Group’s Country Climate and Development Report for Nepal underscores the urgency of building resilience to climate change and recommends policies and investments for integrated climate and development solutions for green, resilient, and inclusive development.