Dust storms are common in Iraq, but some experts believe they are becoming more frequent due to climate change. The storms are expected to become more frequent due to drought, desertification and declining rainfall. Iraq is classified as one of the world’s five countries most vulnerable to climate change and desertification.
Tag: Weather & Climate
Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere “behaves” over relatively long periods of time.
Ultra-rare Snowfall in Baghdad
In the morning, I woke up with the alarm as usual to be ready on time for the office. The duty times starts from 8.00 a.m. in Baghdad. I checked the time and it was mentioned that the temperature then was minus 1 degree Celsius but feeling like minus 4 degrees Celsius. It was mentioned …
It’s Time to Bring Our Planet Back from The Brink
The coastal paradise of 4 million on the southern tip of South Africa, Cape Town, is to become the first modern major city in the world to completely run dry. And even though residents aren’t responsible, the burden of making sure it doesn’t happen rests largely on our ability to cut down on water usage.
Game Theory in Climate Negotiations
The 2015 Paris agreement established a global target for lowering greenhouse-gas emissions — aimed at keeping the atmosphere from warming by 2 degrees Celsius. One hundred and ninety-four countries have signed the treaty, which means that they have agreed to continue the process of the treaty on climate change mitigation. Nearly all the world’s countries agreed to create a system to measure their progress, and to continually strengthen their efforts.
2016 is the Warmest: Climate Crisis
High temperatures in summer are common in Iraq. Growing desertification — where fertile land turns dry — is pushing temperatures up. The Iraqi government has announced yesterday a two-day mandatory official holiday beginning today due to a heat wave as temperatures are soaring above 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.