This year's articles

  • Weather giving little relief for crops in Brazil, Argentina

    March 9, 2021

    MarketsFarm– While both Brazil and Argentina are experiencing different sides of the same coin weather-wise, the conditions have affected their harvests and will continue to do so for the next week or later. In northern and central regions of Brazil, more than 100 mm of precipitation is expected to fall from March 8 to 16, […]

  • Mixed climate patterns highlight new ‘climate norms’

    March 9, 2021

    WMO – Mixed climate patterns in both the northern hemisphere winter and southern hemisphere summer saw below-average temperatures in some parts of the world. However, the gradual introduction of updated “climate norms” gives rise to the question as to what is an average temperature. For boreal winter, the region of mostly above average temperatures covered […]

  • AccuWeather Canadian spring forecast mixed

    March 2, 2021

    AccuWeather – There will be increased in risk of flooding this spring in British Columbia, western Alberta and parts of Eastern Canada, according to a new seasonal report from AccuWeather. Meanwhile, dry conditions are expected to continue across the Prairies. In AccuWeather’s report, the private service forecast below normal temperatures for B.C. and western Alberta […]

  • UN outlines member states’ climate change plans

    March 2, 2021

    United Nations – The United Nations (UN) released a report on Feb. 26 outlining the plans for 75 of its member states to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in compliance with the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The NDC (nationally determined contributions) Synthesis Report is comprised of 48 new or updated NDCs submitted […]

  • UN report calls for making peace with nature

    February 23, 2021

    UNEP– The world can transform its relationship with nature and tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises together to secure a sustainable future and prevent future pandemics, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that offers a comprehensive blueprint for addressing our triple planetary emergency. The report, Making Peace with […]

  • Wet spring, warm summer in Prairies

    February 22, 2021

    MarketsFarm – Parts of the Canadian Prairies may see warm and dry conditions this summer, but not before a healthy amount of precipitation in the spring. Drew Lerner, founder, president and senior agricultural meteorologist for World Weather Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas, added that Alberta may see milder temperatures this spring while Manitoba and parts […]

  • Monsoon forecast model mostly accurate, but room for improvement

    February 16, 2021

    University of Reading – Seasonal monsoon rains are key to agriculture in India, with early forecasts helpful in reducing crop losses. New analysis of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) shows that the model used by the ECMWF is accurate a month in advance of the monsoon onset, although actual rainfall amounts were […]

  • Carbon rich topsoil lost across one-third of U.S. Corn Belt

    February 16, 2021

    University of Massachusetts Amherst – Erosion has depleted carbon-rich topsoil across a third of the United States Midwestern Corn Belt, or 100 million acres, according to a new study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst that indicates the U.S. Department of Agriculture has significantly underestimated the true magnitude of farmland erosion. In a paper published […]

  • La Niña peaks, but impact still felt

    February 9, 2021

    WMO – The 2020-2021 La Niña event has passed its peak, according to a new update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), although impacts on temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns are expected to continue. La Niña, which refers to the large-scale cooling of ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, appears […]

  • World ice disappearing at faster pace

    February 8, 2021

    University of Leeds – The Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017, as the rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet sped up, according to new research led by the University of Leeds. The lost ice over the reporting period was the equivalent to a sheet of ice 100 […]




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