2010: Hottest, wettest, coldest, driest on record

28 June, 2011 by (comments)

New research has found that 2010 was plagued by some of the most extreme weather and temperatures in recorded history, according to the Guardian, following WMO reports that 2010 was the joint-warmest on record with 2005. And this year is shaping up to be one for the record books also, in particular the costliest year for weather-related disasters.

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Brazilian food security expert to head up FAO

28 June, 2011 by (comments)

José Graziano da Silva of Brazil has been elected Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a three-year term he will undertake as of January 2012, succeeding Senegal’s Jacques Diouf. Former Brazilian food security minister, Graziano da Silva earned recognition for his policies against hunger and malnutrition which helped lift 24 million people out of poverty andRead More …

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Gamers boot up to beat climate change

28 June, 2011 by (comments)

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a world leader trying to save the world from climate change? If you’ve got USD9.99 to spare, you can put yourself in the hotseat. Fate of the World is an innovative video game challenging players to avert catastrophic climate change using whatever strategies available—renewable energies, geo-engineering, wildlife adaptation, population control. The game’s scenarios are basedRead More …

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