The weather of September 2021 – The hottest September Mainly attributing to the stronger than usual subtropical ridge over southern China, September 2021 was the hottest September in Hong Kong on record. There were in total 15 very hot days and 11 hot nights in the month, both breaking the records for September.
Climate scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was awarded “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems” with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming” (Press release by the Nobel Prize).
WMO Report: Climate change threatens sustainable development TThe WMO has published a new
report on Climate Indicators and Sustainable Development: Demonstrating the Interconnections. The aim of the report is to demonstrate the connections between the global climate and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which go far beyond SDG 13 for climate action. It also champions the need for greater international collaboration and for limiting global warming to less than 2 °C or even 1.5 °C by the end of this century.
COP26 will open on 31 October 2021 in Glasgow, UK The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Read more).