Global launch of Royal Society weather report

The Royal Society, Britain’s national scientific organisation, will publish ‘Resilience to extreme weather’, a report on weather, on November 27, the penultimate day of the first Commonwealth Science Conference that is being held after 47 years. This is the report’s first global launch.

The report looks at the need to improve global resilience to extreme weather events especially in light of future climate and demographic changes. It looks at the practical options available to improve resilience to floods, droughts and heat waves, and compares engineering and natural ecosystem-based approaches. Case studies specific to India are on.
A special launch event will take place on Thursday from 4 pm to 5 pm.

Copies of the summary report will be available at the launch event and the full report will be available online. Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, will chair the launch.
Short presentations will be given by Dr Bhaskar Vira and Professor Paul Bates, both on the working group for ‘Resilience to extreme weather’.

Professor Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Professor Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, will give responses to the report.

Ebola caution: African denied invitation
An applicant from Sierra Leone, Africa, was denied invite to attend the Commonwealth Science Conference over Ebola caution.

People coming from that region will undergo checks as is normal in all countries whereas the afflicted person will be quarantined. Officials at the JNCASR said that the government had all details of the conference, including the participants.

Protocol will be adhered to checking participants. The largest outbreak of Ebola virus to date is in West Africa, which is centered in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Some samples taken for a fever testing turned out to be

Ebola virus disease when re-tested for Ebola in 2014, showing that Ebola had been in Sierra Leone as early as 2006.

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