The Mont Mine glacier in the Swiss Alps has suffered visible damage from melting triggered by climate change. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Alps are crumbling. The majestic mountains at the geographical heart of Europe are coming apart in places in full view of alarmed locals and concerned environmentalists.

Read more: The Alps are Crumbling. The culprit: Climate Change


  • The WMO opened a regional office for the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore to improve coordination on hazards and to strengthen meteorological services for rapidly evolving economic sectors, such as air and marine transport.
  • The Government of Solomon Islands, SPREP and WMO co-hosted the Fourth session of the Pacific Meteorological Council in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from 14-17 August 2017.
  • Following the Council, the Second Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology convened on 18 August.

Read more: UNFCCC Issues PCCB Progress Report, Initiatives Build Climate Forecasting Capacity


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