2019 may be the hottest year yet—here’s why

Officers Urged To Take Steps To Tackle Disasters

The workshop was attended by Dr Muzaffar Ahmed Former Member National Disaster Management Authority and various Heads of Departments, including Director Social Welfare, senior level Govt. officers, Addl. Deputy Commissioners, Director School Education Jammu Nodal Officers from Line Depts.

Vyas appreciated UNICEF for guiding the social sector line-departments to outline and refine their strategies and plans to respond to identified humanitarian emergencies affecting children and women. He appreciated the Disaster Management Professionals, who assisted the line departments in analyzing gaps in their capacities, procedures and coordination systems and identified systemic actions to establish minimum levels of multi-hazard preparedness…


Call of Duty: Clever fan concept would see natural disasters hit the Blackout map

A Call of Duty fan has come up with a way to make the series’ first Battle Royale mode even more exciting, by introducing disasters to spice up the game.

Blackout was included as part of the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and is the game’s first foray into the popular world of battle royale, which has taken over the market during the last couple of years.

100 players jump out of helicopters and land on the Blackout map, made up of classic Call of Duty maps like Nuketown, Array and Firing Range. The last person or squad standing is declared the winner, having outlasted all opponents to secure the victory.

While Blackout games are already stressful affairs, Reddit user s3ca_au has come up with an idea that could change the landscape of Blackout forever – figuratively and literally…


2019 may be the hottest year yet—here’s why

An El Niño event is very likely under way, amping up extreme weather already made worse by climate change and increasing the odds that 2019 will be the hottest year in recorded human history, scientists warn.

There is an 80 percent chance a full-fledged El Niño has already begun and will last until at least the end of February 2019, according to the Climate Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The impacts of El Niño have been more severe in recent years because of global warming, and these impacts will be worse as temperatures continue to rise, according to a recent study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

“With an El Niño, it’s entirely possible 2019 will be the hottest year ever,” said co-author Samantha Stevenson, a climate scientist at the University of…


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