Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics is the oldest measuring station of its kind in the world. New monitoring equipment installed on the region’s highest peaks shows glaciers are retreating massively – and the risk of avalanches is continuously increasing, as the world warms.
Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi is Director-General and CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency - DW asked him what is behind Nigeria's current extreme weather. Is it caused by global warming? And who is responsible?
Since satellites started recording weather data in the 1970s forecasting has taken a huge step forward. It isn't just about sun or rain any more. It's about giving people more time to prepare for extreme weather events.
Tomorrow is supposed to be the first day of spring, at least meteorologically speaking. But the country is in the midst of a cold snap – following an unusually mild winter. Current below freezing temperatures can prove fatal for the homeless.
Could the universe conceivably have a planet like Earth that does not have hurricanes? What conditions would make that possible? Planetary geologist Ralf Jaumann tells DW how it could be possible.
A zebra finch speaks its mind, laser beams below Hamburg, introducing an undersea sociopath, Earth without the hurricanes, and changing lives by slicing brains.
According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2016 was the warmest year on record. Extreme weather conditions will become more frequent in the near future, says climatologist Mojib Latif in an interview with DW.
The extreme weather that made 2016 the hottest year on record shows no sign of abating, the World Meteorological Organization reports. The UN agency says ice levels in the Antarctic will reach a record low in 2017, with global sea surface temperatures the highest ever.
Haroun Ismail from Montmagny, Canada wants to know.
2015 may prove to be a year with a record-strength 'super' El Niño. At least that's according to scientists from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). There are more and more signs that those warnings are correct.
How can we protect our towns and cities from the devastation caused by extreme weather events? Can geo-engineering and other modern methods help? This week's guest on Tomorrow Today is meteorologist Uwe Ulbrich from Berlin's Free University.
The UN Climate Conference kicked off in Warsaw just days after the devastating typhoon Haiyan is believed to have killed thousands of people in the Philippines. Will the storm lend the negotiations a new urgency? Is there even a connection between human-induced climate change and natural disasters?
Our studio guest: Prof. Ulrich Cubasch, Free University of Berlin, Institute of Meteorology
Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist, German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ, Potsdam
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