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Climate Knowledge for Climate Action-

 Theme of World Meteorological Day on 23 March 2015.

The World Meteorological Day is marked, by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) every 23 March since 1950, on a particular theme. ‘Climate Knowledge for Climate Action’ is the one chosen regarding year 2015. This year also marks the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which have reached maturity. These imply that this current year is forecast to be very dynamic in addressing crucial issues in view of providing Protection, Safety and Sustainable Development for mankind.

 

The theme of World Meteorological Day 2013 was: ‘Watching the Weather to Protect Life and Property and that of 2014 was Weather and Climate:Engaging Youth’. It would be interesting if the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) requested all its 191 members to submit an Assessment Report to have knowledge how far the achievements have been realized after putting the previous themes into action. These themes also represent rings of the chain which links the WMO and the Meteorological Services of each member state. The stronger the chain, the stronger is the Resilience of the populations. In other words, ‘Country-Driven’ mechanisms when put into action with ‘People-Centred’ concepts result in prevention of loss of life and in mitigation of the impact of Natural Disasters.

Climate Knowledge

NASA defines Weather as: ‘Weather is basically the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure, as in high and low pressure. Weather is what you get, like a hot day with pop-up thunderstorms.’

NASA explains Climate as: ‘Climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time... what you expect, like a very hot summer, and weather.’

Knowledge is explained by Oxford Dictionary as ‘Facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject’.

The initial point for Climate Knowledge, according to WMO, is ‘Observations of Weather and Climate parameters’. The data and information are collected by the network of land, marine, aircraft and satellite observation stations. As at date, there are more than 11,000 surface stations worldwide, including automatic ones, ‘1,000 upper-air stations, over 7000 ships, more than 100 moored and 1000 drifting buoys, hundreds of weather radars and over 3000 specially equipped commercial aircraft measure key parameters of the atmosphere, land and ocean surface every day.’...WMO.

The WMO Space Programme has 4 main components:

The space-based Observing System,

‘At the time of writing in 2011, convective-scale EPS are under development at various centres. In Germany, the Deutscher Wetterdienst has been running the COSMO-DE-EPS with a resolution of 2.8 km in pre-operational mode since December 2010. The United Kingdom Met Office and Météo-France have plans to introduce such systems in the near future, and research is being conducted in other countries.’

Click here to watch video-NASA/JAXA GPM Members.

Access to Satellite Data and Products,

Data Access and Use

New satellite systems will generate increasing amounts of advanced measurements, but it remains a major challenge to ensure that improved data and products are actually available, and can be utilized by more users in all regions…on near real-time dissemination of satellite data and products as well as their distribution by other means such as the Internet and retrieval from archives.

Awareness and Training

‘An important goal of the WMO Space Programme is to promote the capacity of WMO Members to make wide and meaningful use of satellite data and products, with particular attention being paid to the needs of less advanced countries.’

Education and Training in Satellite Meteorology has been adopted as a strategy by WMO members. AND

Space Weather Coordination.

Space Weather has also an impact on the environment. The charged particles from Space can damage satellites,disrupt power grids on Earth during geomagnetic storms, radio black-out on trans-polar aircraft routes, or disturb satellite positioning systems. So, Space Weather monitoring, study and applications are becoming very important with the increasing use of space in day-to-day life for telecommunications, observation and navigation.

 

2015 Year of Action

The ultimate objective of the 2015 theme is to translate all the Data and Information, provided by the different networks, into concrete ACTIONS. Every individual, every member of the community, every Policy Maker-from government and Opposition sides, including Municipal District and Village Councilors, and the Private Sector have the obligation to respond and act accordingly in order to build Resilience against Natural Calamities.

Knowledge is infinite. Climate Knowledge is vast and complex. However, the Data and Information worked out and provided freely to all the 191 Members of WMO are invaluable resources. Nevertheless, these Data and Information if well understood constitute the starting point to initiate the required Action.

‘With extreme weather and changing climatic patterns taking a heavier toll on the planet, mitigating and adapting to them remains “among the great tests of our time,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as he stressed the need for timely, reliable information to further strengthen resilience.’

 

Traditional Knowledge

The Cloud Atlas of the WMO is another crucial resource. Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledge, as mentioned and illustrated in previous articles are also 'Life-Saving-Tools' and valuable resources which are available free of charge. See pictures below. Read more: HALIBA 11th Tropical Cyclone in Formation and Tropical Disturbance Generating Monsoon Rains in South West Indian Ocean.

                       

 

Blockages compromising access to data and information

NASA, JAXA, NOAA, EUMETSAT, DWD, METEO-FRANCE and lots of others provide Data and Information freely. It is thanks to these International Centres that this website: WWW.KANHYE.COM is possible.

Paradoxically, the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) does not give free access to these. Any person is forced to pay a fee for the service required. Even any other civil servant has the same constraint. Check here.

The MMS publishes bulletins, forecasts, warnings and some articles, data and information in its website. Yet, this national institution does not educate students and the public. In this direction, there are no educational tools in its website which is still poor. Verify here.

In addition, this institution should invest in human resources, namely more professionals, equipment, tools and infrastructure. Continuous Training is essential in view of keeping pace with Climate Dynamics and Technology provided by WMO and its different stakeholders.   

One Phenomenon and Curious Event is that the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) has done absolutely nothing to commemorate this World Meteorological Day 2015. It used to mark this day previously, in which I have ever participated-1999. Do you think that this National Institution is fulfilling its obligation according to the WMO and other Conventions and Protocols? Besides, it has never made any Assessment Report after the different Climate, Weather and Hydrological Events-recent or past. 

The Disaster Management Centre, which I regularly qualify as 'Ghost-Like', has not done so. It has never made any Assessment Report just like the MMS.

Moreover, the Ministry of Agriculture which manages land based station of Remote Sensing Radars does not give access. This situation is so despite telephone conversation with the officer-in-charge and a subsequent written request on 21 January 2013.   

The Policy Makers of Mauritius are still within the findings I submitted to the Judicial Enquiry instituted after the Deadly Flash Flood of 30 March 2013-‘Immature, Irresponsible and Illiterate in Disaster Management.’ Their mind set has not yet changed, despite different suggestions which have been made as from this website and from submitted documents. There is no reaction so far, except from the newly appointed Prime Minister, whose secretary responded through telephone and email in January last.

               

         Remarks

  1. The Ex-Lord Mayor Hossenaly turned a deaf ear when I alerted him about the Torrential Rain of 13 February 2013.
  2. The Ex-Prime Minister Ramgoolam, who always claims Status, made unprofessional comments live on the radio station when I set him a challenge, a day after the 13 February 2013 Event, about my Knowledge of the Atmospheric Systems prevailing in the Indian Ocean.
  3. The Ex-Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Peeroo refrained to assemble the members of the National Assembly to see my presentation in which I Predicted ten days ahead of the Deadly Flash Flood of 30 March 2013. The request was made on 22 March, just one day preceding the commemoration of World Meteorological Day.
  4. Ex- Minister of Education Hon. Bunwaree did not give me the green light, despite repeated requests, to hold my conferences in colleges, just four weeks before the Deadly Event of 30 March 2013.
  5. The most regrettable episode happened when I alerted, ten days earlier, the Ex-Director of the Meteorological Services about the approaching Flood of 30 March 2013. He preferred to criticise, live on a radio station on World Meteorological Day 2013, the Alert I notified to him and in which I mentioned the oncoming Flood as ‘an interesting Rainfall Pattern’.

 

 Lessons to Mauritian Politicians

One of the Teachings of Indian Prime Minister Modi (who was the chief guest on the occasion of the ceremonies marking the Independence and Republic Days of Mauritius-12 March) goes as follows: “One should not seek Status, but should seek Responsibility.” Catastrophically, all the 5 Status Seekers mentioned above have today lost their position in the Republic. Thank GOD. The record in illegality of this Millennium is that Ex-PM Ramgoolam has been arrested on charge of conspiracy regarding the death of a convict and on charge of a scandalous fraud, as he has Rs 200 m in possession, contrary to the Law of the Land. He is also chased by the FBI regarding the $2 m discovered in his house.

In short, the Policy Makers, the Meteorological Services and other stakeholders are operating against the International Conventions and Protocols. As far as these Decision-Takers will stay stubborn and behave as the characters of George Owell’s ‘Animal Farm’, life will continue to be at risk in this country.

A French lady Tourist lost her life on 14 March and about a dozen were injured when their pleasure craft was struck by a vigorous wave. The skipper did not adapt to the Ocean Wave Warning which was issued by the MMS. In addition, life jackets were not at hand. Had the latter got some Knowledge of the behaviour of the Winds and Waves prevailing in the dangerous channel, life would not have been at stake! The Civil Aviation sector is in the same ignorance.

NB: The First Finance Bill presented by the newly installed government, coincidentally on 23 March 2015, has earmarked a sum of Rs.1.3b (about $30m) for the purpose of drainage works (new, inefficient and faulty) following recent landslides and general flooding almost throughout the island (including Rodrigues). This appears to be an expression of Political Goodwill in favour of Safety and Protection of the population. Yet, this is only a response to carry out the bulwark.

No funds have been earmarked for the upgrading of the Mauritius Meteorological Services in terms of human resources, additional equipment, tools, training, infrastructure, etc. despite the present state.  

The question is: where are the ‘Awareness, Preparedness and Mitigation’ mechanisms?

 

Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

Hon. Dayal, Minister of Environment and Beach Authority is also Responsible for the Disaster Management Centre (an obsolete and wrong conception). According to the agenda of the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 14-18 March 2015, he took part together with his Advisor Servansing on:

TUESDAY 17 MARCH 10:00-11:30 -Measuring and Reporting Progress Hagi Hall, Sendai International Conference Centre..

In view of casting all transparency, accountability and responsibility, he should present a report disseminating all data, information and documents obtained thereon. These will help the citizens of Mauritius in enhancing their Knowledge regarding the Early Warning Systems, amongst others.

According to the

Preamble 1. The present post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction was adopted at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, which represented a unique opportunity for countries..’

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WMO: ‘2015 is the Time for Global Action. 2015 presents a historic and unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to decide and embark on new paths to improve the lives of people everywhere. These decisions will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change.’

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) have reached maturity this year. The eradication of 8 Poverty Goals does not seem to be realised in Mauritius. According to some sources, there are more than 30 pockets of poverty in which more than 7,000 families are in this line. Political Goodwill should also address this fragile issue.

The question is: how far is there Sustainable Development? 

World Water Day 22 March: ‘Despite progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), some 750 million people, or more than 1 in 10 of the world's population, remain without access to an improved water supply, the UN has reported.

The Finance Bill mentioned above has made provision for not charging the first 6 cu/mt of water consumed by the citizens. This appears laudable, especially that water supply has been erratic and running shortage because of last years drought.

So, keep watch for the follow up in order to enhance your Knowledge.

 

P.KANHYE.                                                    MONDAY 23 MARCH 2015.

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Read more: 23 MARCH WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY;

                 WMO and MAURITIUS;

                 13 OCTOBER-DISASTER REDUCTION DAY;

                 EX-LORD MAYOR ASLAM HOSSENALY AND TORRENTIAL RAIN OF 13 FEBRUARY 2013;

                 EX-SPEAKER ABDOOL RAZACK PEEROO AND DEADLY FLASH FLOOD OF 30 MARCH 2013;

                 Ex-Minister of Education Vasant Bunwaree and Flash Flood of 30 March 2013;

                 DEADLY FLASH FLOOD OF SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2013;

                 DEADLY FLOOD OF WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH 2008 and others. 

 

 

 

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