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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Extreme weather: here to stay?

2 February, 2011 by (comments)

As Australia feels the force of one of the biggest tropical storms in its history, extreme weather in Asia has also been wreaking havoc recently. Month-long heavy rains in the Philippines have killed at least 75 people, and caused US$45 million in damage to infrastructure and agriculture. Fortunately, major rice and maize crops have so far escaped the worstRead More …

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Climate change film shows Bangladesh on the frontline

26 January, 2011 by (comments)

This photofilm produced by the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), in conjunction with Panos, is a telling account of Bangladesh’s struggle to overcome the threat of rising sea levels and increasing floods, and is a testimony to human resilience. Afloat: Bangladesh adapts to climate change, told in four parts, shows how communities are being forced to changeRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Climate Change, Multimedia @en, Regions