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WMO Top Decision Body Agrees on Roadmap for Next Four Years

WMO Congress Agrees Priorities for the Next Four Year

GENEVA 12 June 2015 (WMO) - The World Meteorological Organization’s quadrennial Congress ended today, with the adoption of a new strategic plan, and related budget as well as the appointment of a new Secretary-General.

Profile of the New WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas

Candidature of Prof. Petteri Taalas as Secretary General of WMO

The government of Finland has designated Professor Petteri Taalas as candidate for the position of WMO's next Secretary-General for the term 2016–2019. He is motivated to work to provide better services for Members and their national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHS).

New WMO Secretary General Elected-Petterri Taalas Replaces Michel Jarraund

GENEVA 4 June 2015 (WMO) - Petteri Taalas, Director-General of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, has been appointed as the next Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization for a four-year mandate starting 1 January 2016. He succeeds Michel Jarraud (France).

Mr Taalas received the requisite two-thirds majority vote at the World Meteorological Congress, WMO’s top decision-making body.

FAO Food Price Index falls to its lowest value in Six Years since September 2009_FAO

Rome, 4 June 2015 - Major food commodity prices declined again in May, hitting an almost six-year low as cereal prices fell substantially amid a favourable outlook for this year's harvests.

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 166.8 points in May, down 1.4 percent from April and as much as 20.7 percent from a year earlier. FAO has also upgraded its May 2015 forecast for global production of wheat, coarse grains and rice, anticipating bigger maize harvests in China and Mexico as well as more abundant wheat harvests in Africa and North America.

Kampala Declaration Stresses Cross-Regional Cooperation on Climate Services

Geneva WMO 23 April 2015: During a Workshop on Improving Climate Services for Farmers in Africa and South Asia, farmers and experts adopted the Kampala Declaration on promoting cross-regional cooperation on sharing and using knowledge on climate products and services. The Declaration came about because of the increased recognition that significant progress has been made in weather and climate forecasting through improved data availability and advances in numerical modeling.

World Meteorological Organization Congress Meets May 2015

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Geneva-The World Meteorological Congress meets once every four years to determine policies and priorities for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It approves long-term plans and the budget, elects the President and Vice-Presidents of WMO and members of the Executive Council, and appoints the Secretary-General.

The Congress session takes place from Monday 25 May to Friday 12 June at the Geneva International Conference Centre. Plenary sessions are open to accredited media. Full agenda details and conference documents are available here.

Scientists Discover New Heat Tolerant Bean Varieties s to Beat Climate Change

Surprising Discovery of Elite Heat-Tolerant Beans Could Save
“Meat of the Poor” from Global Warming

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (25 MARCH 2015)—Amidst fears that global warming could zap a vital source of protein that has sustained humans for centuries, bean breeders with the CGIAR global agriculture research partnership announced today the discovery of 30 new types, or lines as plant breeders refer to them, of “heat-beater” beans that could keep production from crashing in large swaths of bean-dependent Latin America and Africa.

Good Morning Sir....Dedicated to Women Globally

Good Morning Sir.
By Patrick Nkono Luganda

This Writing is dedicated to the millions of women who live life of agony all over the world under the yoke of brute bull power.

Good morning sir and how was your night?

Research Points to Greenhouse Gases For Dlobal Warming

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By John Myers
Forum News Service
DULUTH, Minnesota. -- Research by a University of Minnesota Duluth professor that separates Earth's natural climate variability from outside factors points in particular to greenhouse gas-induced climate change as the likely cause of the warming planet.

The study found that natural climate variability probably has helped keep things cooler in recent years than they otherwise would have been due to the outside factors.

Graviola Tree Fruit Cures Cancer

The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad at all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists Now Accepting Applications

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ICPAC Announces 39th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum February 23-25, in Nairobi

IGAD CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATIONS CENTRE (ICPAC)
THE THIRTY NINTH GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (GHACOF39) ANNOUNCEMENT
VENUE: NAIROBI, KENYA
DATE: 23 - 25 FEBRUARY 2015
FORUM THEME:
EARLY WARNING TO COPE WITH CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE IN SUPPORT OF RESILIENCE BUILDING IN THE HORN OF AFRICA
1. INTRODUCTION

ATTENTION apply for reporting fellowships now..BEAT THE DEADLINE

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications for reporting fellowships on two different topics: health/development and religion.

These fellowships are intended to provide in-depth coverage of important, under-covered international issues.

Applicants may choose only one area of focus per application; if you would like to apply for both health/development and religion fellowships, you must submit separate application forms for each.

Ecuador street scene.
Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra reported on health and development in Ecuador in 2014.

Super Salt Tolrant Potatoes Developed

Innovation: Salt Farm Texel
BY Arjen de Vos, Owner, Salt Farm Texel
Organisation: Salt Farm Texel
Country: Netherlands