Climate

    India and Pakistan’s extreme heatwaves a warning sign for the future
    09 May 2022

    India and Pakistan are well used to surging temperatures at this time of the year as baking hot summers precede the monsoon season. Recent conditions have been particularly challenging, however, with northwest and central India recording their hottest April for 122 years. The high pressure system behind the heatwave in India has also meant parts of Pakistan have […]

    The wonder of wetlands: the secret weapon in the battle against climate change
    08 May 2022

    Saltmarshes can store carbon from the atmosphere fifty times faster than a tropical forest. As part of our monthly update on the state of our planet we visit the Venice lagoon with scientists working to protect these special wetlands and ask if these environments could be nature’s secret weapon against climate change. Firstly, here is […]

    UAE weather: dust alert in place with temperatures set to drop
    03 May 2022

    Tuesday will be dusty and windy, with temperatures set to drop, especially over the coast. The mercury will hit 32°C in Dubai and 35°C in Abu Dhabi during the hottest parts of the day in both emirates. Forecasters at the National Centre of Meteorology issued a warning about wind speeds, which are expected to reach 40 kilometres per hour, […]

    UAE weather: temperatures to ease slightly during Eid Al Fitr break
    02 May 2022

    Residents across the UAE will enjoy a slight drop in temperatures on the last day of Ramadan and throughout the week of Eid Al Fitr. The weather will be fair to partly cloudy on Sunday with dust blowing during the daytime over some internal areas. Temperatures will reach lows of 23°C in Dubai and Abu […]

    Sadhguru to bring Save Soil movement to UAE in partnership with Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
    30 Apr 2022

    DUBAI, 29th April, 2022 (WAM) — On a mission to save the world’s soils from extinction, the Save Soil movement, founded by global visionary Sadhguru Jagadish Vaudev, is coming to the UAE this month in partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). As part of his ‘Journey to Save Soil’ from London […]

    UN calls for global land restoration through modern agriculture
    28 Apr 2022

    Up to two fifths of the planet’s land is of poor quality, affecting 50 per cent of humanity and reducing domestic productivity, the United Nations has warned. A report into land resources across the globe concluded that restoration is vital in combating hunger and climate change. “Conserving, restoring and using our land resources sustainably is a global […]

    Abdullah bin Zayed, John Kerry review climate change, energy and Ukraine issues
    27 Apr 2022

    ABU DHABI, 27th April, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has discussed with John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, joint cooperation in the climate action and ways to enhance collective international action in facing the repercussions and challenges of climate change. […]

    Middle East forecast to be worst hit by climate change: report
    20 Apr 2022

    The Middle East and North Africa region was likely to be the first to face the risk of depleting fresh water, with water scarcity projected to increase by 15 per cent in the event of a global warming of 2°C, a report released on Tuesday said. The report, from the World Government Summit organisation, warned that climate change is set to […]

    Tuvalu FM urges countries to take greater responsibility for climate change to save island nations
    13 Apr 2022

    ABU DHABI, 4th April, 2022 (WAM) — Countries should cut down on their greenhouse gas emission and take greater responsibility for problems created by climate change to save island nations like Tuvalu from extinction, said the country’s senior official. In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Simon Robert Kofe, Tuvalu’s Minister of Justice, […]

    Why does the UAE experience so much low-lying fog?

    With its magnificent deserts, amazing architecture and beautiful waterfronts, the UAE offers photographers scenes that few other nations can match. Perhaps the most striking of the many images of the Emirates are those that combine the country’s scenery with a natural phenomenon: early-morning fog. In particular, photographs showing the skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road in […]