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Climate change extremes spur U.N. plan to fund weather forecasting

Climate change extremes spur U.N. plan to fund weather forecasting

ANDREA JANUTA, KANUPRIYA KAPOOR and KATY DAIGLE As climate change triggers deadly heatwaves, droughts and floods, three U.N. agencies on Wednesday will roll out funding plans to improve weather forecasting in vulnerable countries. The initiative, announced at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, aims to plug gaps in weather monitoring and data collection so developing countries can better prepare for possible climate-fueled disasters. Over the next decade, organizers at the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) plan to boost weather monitoring in 75 small island nations and least-developed countries that have done little to cause the climate crisis but face the…
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More countries hike climate pledges, piling pressure on major emitters

More countries hike climate pledges, piling pressure on major emitters

KATE ABNETT A group of mostly smaller countries submitted new, more ambitious climate pledges to the United Nations this week, raising pressure on big emitters including China to do the same ahead of a major U.N. climate summit in November. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa said that as of Saturday the United Nations had received new pledges from 110 countries, out of the nearly 200 that signed the 2015 Paris climate accord. "It is still far from satisfactory since only a little over half the parties (58%) have met the cut-off deadline," Espinosa said in a statement, urging laggards to…
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