The Ozone Secretariat has released the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2010, which presents new and stronger evidence of the effect of stratospheric ozone changes on the Earth’s surface climate, and of the effects of climate change on stratospheric ozone.
This short note provides a brief extract from WMO's annual report on the Status of the Global Climate and a summary for 2010. It summarises significant events observed during the past year, including El Ni
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have released a report titled "Climate, Carbon and Coral Reefs," outlining the threat to coral reefs caused by climate change and subsequent coral bleaching, as well as by ocean acidification. The report outlines the role of meteorological services in addressing climate change and coral reef issues.
At the simplest level, weather is what is happening to the atmosphere at any given time. Climate is a measure of what to expect in any month, season or year, and is arrived at using statistics built up from observations over many years.