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Rising Global Temperatures ‘Inexorably Closer’ to Climate Tipping Point – U.N.

There is now a 40% chance that global temperatures will temporarily reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years — and these odds are rising, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. This does not yet mean …

Typhoon-Lashed Philippines Taps Catastrophe Bonds

The Philippines, among the world’s most disaster-prone nations, sold its maiden foreign-currency catastrophe-linked bonds to help cover costs of major calamities, in conjunction with the World Bank. The dual-tranche transaction consists of a $150 million issuance against losses from, , …

Central Pacific Could See up to 7 Cyclones

The large swath of the Pacific that includes the islands could see four to seven tropical cyclones during the upcoming hurricane season, weather forecasters in Hawaii said Wednesday. Tom Evans, acting director of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, said during …

Study Suggests Tropical Cyclone Intensity Shifting Poleward

The latitude at which tropical cyclones reach their greatest intensity is gradually shifting from the tropics toward the poles at rates of about 33 to 39 miles per decade, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The new …