Editori șef / Editors-in -chief: Gavril Pandi şi Florin Moldovan
Editori Executivi / Executive Editors: Gheorghe Şerban, Adina Croitoru, Răzvan Bătinaş, Csaba Horváth, Iulian Holobâcă, Blanka Bartók
Air and water. Components of the environment
21-22 Martie 2014, Cluj-Napoca, România
“The subject chosen by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to celebrate the World Meteorological Day in 2014 proves once again the constant effort of this organization to get involved actively in the life of human society. The young people of today are those who will benefit of the great progress achieved in the field of understanding and forecasting of the weather and climate evolution. At the same time, taking into account the present evolution of the Earth climate
towards Global Warming, it is necessary for the young generation to know as much as possible about the complexity of the climatic system, including the issue of climate change.
In his message, delivered on the occasion of the World Meteorological Day 2014, Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of WMO, underlines that nowadays there are approximately one billion people aged between 15 and 24. About 85% of them live in developing countries, facing a variety of problems. Therefore, the Secretary- General of WMO says in his message: „…Yet many young people still suffer from poverty and discrimination, inequality and exploitation; many of them still lack access to education, health and other basic services. These problems are exacerbated by the hazards of climate change and extreme weather, which characterize the lives of young people today and will have an even greater impact in the decades to come. Atmosphere and ocean temperatures continue to increase, ice caps and glaciers around the world are steadily declining, sea level is rising and a number of extreme weather and climate events are becoming more frequent and/or more intense”. (Florin Moldovan)