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AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum 2017


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September 12-15, 2017 The inaugural African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) AMCOMET – Africa Hydromet Forum will bring together representatives from governments, public and private sectors, regional entities, development agencies and civil society to provide strategic insight to improve hydrological, meteorological and early-warning services to achieve climate and […]

Is the current season of monster hurricanes the new normal?


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Thanks to Harvey, Irma and Maria there’s been a lot of damage from tropical systems this year. By David Epstein It’s been a very active hurricane season with some incredible storms reaching levels rarely seen in the Atlantic ocean. From Houston to the Keys in Florida to Barbuda and […]

DRR in Southern Africa (FAO)


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Enhancing the role of conservation agriculture in disaster risk reduction in Southern Africa (OSRO/RAF/602/USA) – Project Highlights  Published on 02 Aug 2017 Activities Implented 404 DRR decision-makers from 11 countries were exposed to the benefits of CA through regional and country-level meetings and field days. Produced awareness-raising materials on […]

HURRICANE WARNING


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Lack of El Niño to see nations blasted by huge storms THE United States and rest of the Americas will be battered by unusually strong and frequent hurricanes due to the lack of El Niño, meteorologists warn. By SEAN MARTIN PUBLISHED: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 |  GETTY Hurricane season is upon […]

Study finds human influence in the Amazon’s third 1-in-100 year drought since 2005


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Thursday, August 3, 2017 John Abraham Deforestation and climate change appear to be amplifying droughts in the Amazon If you are like me, you picture the Amazon region as an ever lush, wet, tropical region filled with numerous plant and animal species. Who would imagine the Amazon experiencing […]

Extreme El Niño events more frequent even if warming limited to 1.5C – report


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Monday 24 July 2017 Australian Associated Press Modelling suggests Australia would face more frequent drought-inducing weather events beyond any climate stabilisation Extreme El Niño events that can cause crippling drought in Australia are likely to be far more frequent even if the world pulls off mission improbable and […]

UPDATE 1-Ecuador suspends work on flood-control wall opposed by Peru


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JULY 13, 2017 Reuters LIMA, July 13 (Reuters) – Ecuador has suspended construction of a flood-prevention wall along its southern border with Peru, the two countries said on Thursday, after Lima protested against the project by recalling its ambassador to Quito earlier this week. Peru thanked Ecuador for […]