Worldwide heat records have been broken again, with 2016 declared the hottest for a third consecutive year, a new report has revealed. 2016 was the hottest year on record globally for the third year in a row. Climate change was the dominant factor in driving the record-breaking heat worldwide.

After 2016 being declared the hottest year on record and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) revealing that extreme weather patterns in 2016 were responsible for 1600 deaths in India, anothe

NASA and NOAA announced today that 2016 was the hottest year on record globally - and the 3rd year in a row of record warming

Economic inequality, societal polarization, and intensifying environmental dangers are the top three trends that will shape global developments over the next ten years — not least of all this year says this report.

Models and physical reasoning predict that extreme precipitation will increase in a warmer climate due to increased atmospheric humidity. Observational tests using regression analysis have reported a puzzling variety of apparent scaling rates including strong rates in midlatitude locations but weak or negative rates in the tropics. Here we analyse daily extreme precipitation events in several Australian cities to show that temporary local cooling associated with extreme events and associated synoptic conditions reduces these apparent scaling rates, especially in warmer climatic conditions.

This report evaluates the impact of worldwide natural disaster events during the last 12 months to promote awareness and enhance resilience. The report reveals that there were 315 natural catastrophe events in 2016 that generated economic losses of USD210 billion.

Climate change is the ultimate threat multiplier. It will aggravate fragility, contribute to social upheaval and even violent conflicts. The problem is the seven compound risks that emerge when the impacts of climate change interact with problems that many weak states are already facing.

This report features a review of 15 countries affected by the 2015-16 El Niño and explores lessons learned. The impacts of El Niño appear in the form of droughts, floods and fires. These adverse impacts tend to recur and can, therefore be anticipated, planned for, and mitigated, if not avoided altogether.

This report provides insights about the patterns of stakeholder engagement in the international framework agreements related to disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development over the last five decades.

This NTS Insight attempts to create a baseline assessment of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) policies in ten Southeast Asian countries.

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