The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over India during 2020 was above normal. During the year, annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over the country was +0.290C above normal (based on the data of 1981-2010). The year 2020 was the eighth warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901.

Counting the cost 2020: a year of climate breakdown identifies 15 of the most destructive climate disasters of the year. The report also highlights some extreme weather events in 2020 which were devastating in poorer countries, even though the price tag was lower.

Counting the cost 2020: a year of climate breakdown identifies 15 of the most destructive climate disasters of the year. The report also highlights some extreme weather events in 2020 which were devastating in poorer countries, even though the price tag was lower.

75% of India’s districts are hot spots of extreme climate events finds Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) in this new report. With an unusual spike in extreme events since 2005, these districts are bearing the effects of changing microclimate with loss of property, livelihoods and lives.

Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

FAO published a new study on forest-related disasters that will help contribute to the development of effective responses for future incidents.

Global efforts to tackle climate change are currently failing to protect the people who are most at risk, according to new analysis by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

State of the Climate draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate. Co-developed with the Bureau of Meteorology, this sixth, biennial report draws on the latest climate monitoring, science and projection information.

A Greenpeace scientific report released reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity.

Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, according to a new report devoted exclusively to the continent.

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