[London, 31st Reuters]–A spokesman for the British government said on the 31st that it had no plans to postpone the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) to be held in the United Kingdom in November.
Earlier, Sky News told two government officials that COP26 could be postponed again due to the worsening infection of the new coronavirus in some parts of the world.
COP26 was originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but was forced to postpone due to the spread of the new corona infection.
On the other hand, a spokesman for the British government said on this day, “We are not considering postponing COP26,” and explained that “we are moving on the premise that it will be held face-to-face in November while watching the situation of the new corona.”
[The Glasgow Climate Summit in the UK may be postponed again]According to reports, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) scheduled to be held in Glasgow, UK in November this year may be postponed again. (CCTV News Client)
According to reports, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) scheduled to be held in Glasgow, England in November this year may be postponed again.
The report quoted two government sources as saying that due to signs that the new crown epidemic in parts of the world is getting worse, the UN Climate Change Conference may need to be postponed a second time. Due to the new crown epidemic, the summit has been postponed from November last year to this year.
Alok Sharma, chairman of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), once told members of the House of Commons of the British Parliament that the summit must be a physical event and participants must face-to-face discussions.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working hard to take measures to ensure that this flagship summit in the field of climate change can be held face-to-face in November. This includes ensuring that participants are vaccinated and undergo strict testing for the new coronavirus. However, according to government sources, there are too many uncertainties. For some time to come, the global public health policy and vaccination situation will be key factors.
According to reports, the future of the United Nations Climate Change Conference will be jointly decided by the United Nations, the British government and the local government of Scotland. In May last year, the parties made a decision to postpone the summit. This means that in the coming weeks, all parties need to determine the format and future of the Glasgow Climate Summit as soon as possible.
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For this weekend, the Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology (IAM) of the UdeG predicts that in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (ZMG) the hot environment will continue, with temperatures that will go from 32 to 33 degrees this Saturday and from 32 to 34 tomorrow Sunday.
Sunny sky and clouds are expected. The minimum temperature will be between 11 and 13 degrees these two days.
In Vallarta Port Weekends are expected with sun and high clouds, with maximum temperatures that will range from 24 degrees to 26. The minimums will be between 13 and 14 for this Saturday, while for Sunday they are expected from 14 to 16 degrees.
In Chapala there will be a mostly clear sky and high cloud cover. The maximum temperature will be between 28 and 30 degrees this weekend and the minimum will go from 15 to 17 degrees.
Given these weather conditions, it is recommended to drink plenty of fluids and use solar filter, as well as avoiding activities that could generate forest fires.
Climate in Jalisco
The National Weather Service (SMN) forecasts for the ambient state hot to very hot during the day, mild at night, and cool at dawn.
Expected clear sky with scattered clouds and maximum temperatures that will go from 40 to 45 degrees in some areas of the state.
In the same way, dust collectors and gusts of wind from 50 to 60 kilometers per hour on the entity.
Minimum temperatures will range from 0 to 5 degrees in the North and High regions.
It is Saturday is presented in the Buenos aires city and the Buenos Aires suburbs with cloudy skies, isolated rains throughout the day, winds from the west sector and a temperature minimum of 18 degrees and maximum of 22, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN).
For tomorrow, Sunday, the agency foresees a day with mostly cloudy skies, isolated rains that will last until the afternoon, and then some showers at night, winds from the west sector rotating to the southwest and variable, and a temperature that will be between 18 degrees of minimum and 20 of maximum.
Meanwhile, the Monday is predicted mostly cloudy sky, winds from the southeast sector rotating to the east, and a temperature minimum of 17 degrees and maximum of 23.
Monitoring and investigation activities, in response to the State Plan Task Life, make up the work of the Meteorological Center of Holguín regarding the climate, whose International Day is celebrated this March 26.
Zulema Reyes Bermúdez, Technical Deputy Director of the Provincial Meteorological Center informed now.cu that his results on the subject range from the variations and trends of coastal flooding in the Cuban archipelago, to the procedure for the hydrometeorological surveillance of the drought, which describes the role of surveillance institutions at the national and territorial levels (Meteorology and Hydrological Service), with application in the municipalities of Calixto García, Cacocum, Urbano Noris, Báguanos and Frank País.
“We study the main meteorological variables through radar and our six stations; particularly that of Cabo Lucrecia, which is related to the coast ”, he pointed out.
The climatic characterization of the mountainous provinces of the Eastern region of Cuba; and the dangerous meteor-tropic effects associated with extreme thermal sensations in the country: their characteristics and forms of prevention make up the list of investigations carried out by the Holguin institution.
Reyes Bermúdez also indicated that they have an international collaboration project to strengthen national and local capacities for disaster risk management and increase resilience in communities and reduce the impact of extreme events on food security.
In the communicational factor, for the effective dissemination of the information, the specialist added that the surveillance institutions ensure that the parties reach the majority of the local actors in a timely manner, using existing channels and channels.
They have applied the methodology to organize drought response actions; and to estimate the vulnerability of local food production to aridity, a procedure that by means of a matrix of five variables allows estimating lasitudes down to the level of the productive unit.
On March 26, World Climate Day is commemorated, declared in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, made in 1992, to raise awareness and sensitize people worldwide about the importance and influence of climate , as well as the impact of climate change on man.
March 2021 has so far had an average temperature of 42.6 F degrees (6C) in Central Park, that’s more than 4 degrees F above the historically recorded average this month in NYC.
The figure is surprising, considering that We have just come out of one of the coldest winters in America, with historic freezing temperatures, power outages for millions of citizens and more than two dozen deaths. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), between February 11 and 16, 62 daily minimum cold temperature records of all time in the country.
But nothing is eternal and spring came in quick contrast, at least to NYC, where today the thermal sensation is around 75F (23C) and good weather is also expected tomorrow Saturday.
“It’s almost a high temperature record,” said yesterday to New York Post AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Paul Walker on the early spring heat.
But it will be fleeting. Mercury will fall on Sunday, when rain is expected and temperatures between a high of 59F (15C) and a low of 44F (7C). Y Monday would go down even more, with winds, although without precipitation.
The governor Kay Ivey urged state residents to be alert to the continuing dangers. “Tragically, we are receiving reports of loss of life,” he said. “I offer my sincerest prayers to all those affected. Unfortunately, the day is not over yet. Everyone, please stay safe and vigilant! ”
The governor said, “I urge all Alabama residents to closely monitor the weather system as it continues to impact parts of [Alabama], especially if they are in line with the most risky storms ”, on Twitter.
There are ongoing rescues for people trapped in some of these homes.
MaryRose & Larry were pulled from their collapsed home here in Eagle Point – so happy to be alive. We are so happy they are too. Unfortunately at least three were killed in northeast Alabama. pic.twitter.com/EwAvZ42FpT
Forecasters began warning of a significant weather event from Wednesday, and possible severe weather received the rare top warning from the National Weather Service (NWS) of “high risk”.
Tornado sirens began to sound early Thursday morning and television meteorologists have been on the air non-stop for hours. This was the second time in eight days that these same areas were threatened. Last week, more than 50 tornadoes were reported in Alabama and Mississippi.
The powerful system is producing severe storms, tornadoes and hail in Mississippi, conditions that are expected to last for hours, as proceeds northeast through Alabama and Tennessee.
A high pressure system keeps influenced the Honduran territory and the Central American region, therefore, there are high probabilities of dry conditions for the days of Holy Week, as detailed by the Permanent Commission of Contingencies (Copeco) to LA PRENSA newspaper.
Alberto Lopez, forecaster, explained that the phenomenon is located in the North Atlantic and has a great amplitude.
“This is presented in a semi-permanent way oscillating towards the north and south. What causes winds from the east and skies from partly cloudy to clear, “said Lopez.
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It is worth mentioning that high pressure systems give atmospheric stability; however, radiation is experienced.
“Also, maximum temperatures in the northern zone it will be between 32 and 35 ° C, in the western zone between 30 and 35 ° C and in the central zone between 30-34 ° C, “he added.
He commented that there would be chances of rain for the coastal municipalities of the country caused by winds from the east.
The forecaster recommends the population protect yourself from the sun using sunscreen, umbrellas, sunglasses and avoiding exposure between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
It is also important that hypertensive people have your medications on hand for the high temperatures that will be experienced.
Rotating cattle to keep the grass tall, trying to get the cows pregnant at the same time, or improving their diet are some of the tactics that 62 Uruguayan farms began to apply since they participated in a project to mitigate the impact of livestock on climate change.
In uruguay, a country with practically no industry and with almost four cattle per inhabitant (about 12 million animals), the agricultural sector is responsible for 75% of greenhouse gas emissions (GEI) and the rancher explains 62% of the total.
Consequently, a large part of the emissions are methane, derived from the digestion of cows, which “has an important weight in climate change”, Cecilia Jones, coordinator of the Agricultural Unit of Sustainability and Climate Change of the Ministry of Livestock (MGAP).
Therefore, to address the issue of global warming, the country must necessarily look to livestock.
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The results of the Livestock and Climate project will be known in 2024
In that framework, Uruguay carries on from 2020 the Livestock and Climate project with technical support from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) and funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Its objective is to reduce direct and indirect GHG emissions, “sequester” carbon in soil and reverse the processes of land degradation, while increasing productivity “through climate-smart practices,” Soledad Bergós, national coordinator of the project, explains to AFP.
The impact of the proposed changes will be known around 2024, when the final results of the project compare the emissions and accumulated carbon in soil with those measured at the beginning of the initiative.
“They have to be all pregnant,” says Rosa Correa, 56, as she observes a group of about 20 cows in her field at Cerro Pelado, in the department of Lavalleja, one of the 62 ranches participating in the project.
The synchronization of the entore – putting the cows within reach of a bull to mount them – and the pregnancy, as well as the weaning of the calves, are some of the practices that together with her husband Alejandro Rodríguez (55) began to implement advised by FAO technicians.
It is “one of the ways to increase productivity in a sustainable way,” explains Rosa to AFP, since more kilos of meat (calves) are generated from the same cattle.
Rosa and Alejandro, together with their daughters, run an 800-hectare farm that is purely livestock, which has been part of the family for 35 years.
Thanks to the project, they have reorganized a way of working that has been changing processes for generations – such as livestock and pasture management measures – without the need for extra expenses.
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Rosa Correa herds cows for FMD vaccination in a field in Cerro Pelado.
Look at the grass
“In uruguay livestock is the main agricultural item for 400 years, and its characteristic is that it is carried out mainly on natural field“, Bergós points out.
The agronomist recalls that this is a “very valuable resource.” Although only 8% of the globe is covered by productive temperate grasslands, in Uruguay they occupy almost 50% of the territory.
The existence of this ecosystem in which extensive open-air cattle ranching takes place is “the other side” of the activity as a pollutant of the environment, says Jones.
Field management is vital in the project, since a grass in good condition sequesters more carbon and compensates the emissions of the livestock itself. “So we are adding one more value to natural field meat,” says the director of MGAP.
Rosa says that one of the teachings of the project has been “to learn to look down”, in reference to the pasture. “We were guided a lot by the state of the cattle and we did not look at the seasonality of the pasture, the growth, the seasons,” he explains.
“The more leaves and length the grass has, it is of better quality. We learned to regulate the pasture”, such as the “carrying capacity” of the field: how much cattle it supports depending on the season.
The meat and Bill Gates
Livestock as an environmental pollutant was on the table in Uruguay weeks ago as a result of statements by Bill Gates, who noted that rich countries should consume synthetic meat to combat climate change.
Rosa says that the idea fell badly among producers. “There are people who say ‘cattle do not pollute, they pollute much more other things!’ And well, yes, but we have to try not to pollute anything,” he reflects.
The truth is that producers live where they work and the fact of being exposed to extreme weather events, such as droughts or floods, says Bergós, makes them very aware of the environmental impact.
“Before we were interested” in the subject “but we had no knowledge about how we could help,” Rosa slides. “It is important that we can all join in on this.”
By Gabriela Vaz / AFP
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There are 62 livestock establishments that are part of the Livestock and Climate project