WMO: 2022 State of the Climate in Asia Report

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: TH  Context: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has come up with its 2022 State of the Climate in Asia report, indicating that in 2022, Asia experienced extreme climate events, including high temperatures, droughts, floods, and cyclones, leading to significant socioeconomic impacts.   Key points of the Report …

Global Greenhouse Gas Watch

  Source: WMO  Context: The World Meteorological Congress – the supreme decision-making body of WMO, approved (in its 19th session) a new greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring initiative – Global Greenhouse Gas Watch.   Background: In 2022, the WMO Executive Council decided to develop an architecture for a global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure to build on …

Global temperature likely to breach 1.5°C threshold by 2027

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: WMO   Context: According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), global temperatures are now more likely than not to exceed the 1.5°C (2.7°F) warming threshold within the next five years.   About the Finding: WMO’s Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update highlights a 66% chance of temporarily exceeding 1.5°C by …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 07 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Sea-level rise a major threat to India, other nations: WMO

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment, Conservation   Source: HT  Context: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) cautioned that sea level rise poses a serious threat to both China and India in a report titled “Global Sea-Level Rise and Implications.”   Findings of the “Global Sea-Level Rise and Implications” report:   Sea level rise varies regionally It …

WMO report on terrestrial water storage (TWS) loss:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: A report on terrestrial water storage (TWS) loss- 2021 State of Climate Services- was recently released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).   What is terrestrial water storage (TWS)? TWS is the sum of all water on the land surface and in the subsurface, ie surface …