by AgroWeb on February 24, 2017

Year 2017 on course to break Heat Records of 2016

It’s getting hot in here. Indeed too hot. So take off all your winter clothes. It is February and it is turning out to be an unusual month. Forecasters said Albania is breaking heat records for the winter months. Temperatures in Tirana at the start of the week peaked at well above 20 Degree Celsius while in the mountainous areas, they followed the same pattern. For the forecasters this is a...

by AgroWeb on January 19, 2017

2016 was the hottest year on record - again

Last year was officially the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in the 1880s, the World Meteorological Organization announced Wednesday morning. That means 2016 set a global heat record for the third year in a row according to NOAA and NASA, who held a joint press conference on Wednesday to discuss the record. Climate scientists say greenhouse gas pollution, which humans are creating ...

by AgroWeb on October 21, 2016

Climate changes pose serious threat to country’s security and welfare

Climate changes pose serious threats to the country’s security and welfare, with agriculture being the worst affected sector of the economy“ Minister of Environment Lefter Koka said during the presentation of the Third National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in a three-year long process involving national institutions, climate change ...

by AgroWeb on October 6, 2016

The Paris Agreement is officially a done deal

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on November 4, after a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the agreement's strong international support a "testament for the urgency of action." The deal takes effect 30 days ...

by AgroWeb on July 15, 2016

Albania Ratifies the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Albania, through the parliament, ratified on Thursday the Paris Agreement on climate change as 87 MP's voted pro, respecting the momentum and importance of this historic and ambitious agreement. Official sources from the Albanian Parliament told AgroWeb that at least 10 MP’s were supposed to discuss on the Paris Agreement ratification, as they personally had requested. But no one talked ...

by AgroWeb on May 24, 2016

WHO: Albania among 18 countries with considerable risk of Zika virus

The Zika virus is expected to spread in Europe within the next few months, the World Health Organization has recently reported, ranking Albania among 18 European countries with considerable threat, although it has classified the risk of an outbreak at low to moderate. France is the most likely to have a Zika outbreak among those countries with a moderate risk, because of factors including the ...

by AgroWeb on March 21, 2016

Record High February 2016 Temperatures

“Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating”. The acceptance speech for best actor at this year Oscars, definitely made Leonardo Di Caprio a climate champion. Everybody, even here in Albania (to be realistic, Albanians do not consider climate change a ...

by AgroWeb on January 6, 2016

7 Foods Could Disappear Because of Climate Change

In this century, climate change is one factor that could affect food production and availability in many parts of the world, particularly those most prone to drought, as Albania. Agriculture and fisheries are highly dependent on specific climate conditions. As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes the norm, many food production systems are becoming threatened. Warmer temperatures may make...

by AgroWeb on December 16, 2015

Green Revolution - Saving Mankind Future

It happened between 1760 and 1850; The Industrial Revolution. The transition included going from hand production methods to machines. It also included the change from wood and other bio-fuels to coal. It was called a major turning point in history. December 2015, Paris - A Climate Agreement was reached by nearly 200 nations. It is called a major turning point in history for the world. Indeed it&...

by AgroWeb on December 3, 2015

Climate change: why should it matter to you?

Climate change might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Either the issue is too technical or too complex or too much information to process and understand. But these days while the Paris climate talks are underway and possibly a global agreement will be reached on curbing greenhouse-gas emissions, people are becoming more aware of it but still amidst all these data the question they rightly pose ...

by AgroWeb on November 23, 2015

Albania steps towards renewable energy

Renewable energy sources could take the world by storm. That is what a well-known environmental advocate Amory Lovins had envisaged in 1976. In 2015, world leaders will gather in Paris for the Climate Change Summit to come to a final agreement for a low carbon future, which most probably will be fueled by renewable energy, an initiative that many countries are eager to embrace. Albania falls way ...

by AgroWeb on November 17, 2015

The fate of the Earth decided in Paris

While France is still wounded and in shock mourning the deadly attacks, the lives of billions of people, for centuries to come, will be at stake. World leaders and government negotiators will meet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of the month despite the wave of deadly attacks to decide on the fate of the world, by reducing greenhouse emission. The confirmation...

by AgroWeb on June 25, 2015

Pope Francis 10 commandments on climate change

Environment has a new big fan. And what a fan! Pope Francis himself. With the publication of the encyclical on climate change, “Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home”, the Pope has stirred quite a debate that has been front and center in the media and politics in these days. The landmark document, which critiques strongly the consumerism and warns us on the danger of ...