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November 4, 2013

Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.

November 4, 2013

Justin Gillis has provided a look at the forthcoming report on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation options from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, based on a leaked final draft (dated Oct. 28) that was posted on the blog of Donna Laframboise, a longtime critic of the panel. 

October 21, 2013

Africa climate scientists and user community representatives have crafted a common climate research agenda to inform decision-making, climate risk management and adaptation planning in Africa.

October 10, 2013

Within 35 years, global average temperatures will be hotter than historical extremes.

October 10, 2013

The first of its kind, ACC2013, will bring together stakeholders to address new frontiers of knowledge on the African Climate system, and narrow the communication gap currently existing between African decision-makers and climate scientists with a view to improving climate early warning responses and adaptation in Africa. The Conference will be opened by H.E.

September 10, 2013

Through tracking changes in the climate, researchers aim to get a lead on West Nile virus outbreaks by anticipating where the insects that spread the disease will emerge. Like most vector-borne pathogens, West Nile virus has links to temperature and rainfall.

September 9, 2013

A study projects how climate change may affect virus-carrying mosquitoes across the southern US; Changes are expected to vary with region, and the southern states should see a trend toward longer seasons of activity and smaller midsummer populations.

August 28, 2013

About 150 stakeholders attended a successful workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, to elaborate a Road Map for the implementation of a Framework for Climate Services in the country and future needs and opportunities for user-driven  services such as seasonal climate outlooks; drought and flood monitoring and warning services; and heat-health alerts.

August 23, 2013

Government, stakeholders and industry on Monday embarked on a three-day workshop to adapt and align a recently tabled global framework to the nation’s climate change ambitions.

August 21, 2013

The South African Weather Services, in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has convened a workshop on national implementation of the WMO Global Framework for Climate Change Services (GFCS).

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