Biden signs historic legislation to pour billions into fighting climate change as the global temperature continues to rise

Nature: Scientists welcome ‘enormous’ US climate bill — but call for stronger action. Several US agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), will see a significant influx of cash from a massive climate and tax bill that US President Joe Biden signed on 16 August. Scientists around…

Review: Five Days at Memorial #NoSpoiler

Five Days at Memorial is an American disaster medical drama television miniseries based on the 2013 book of the same name by Sheri Fink. The miniseries was developed, written and directed by John Ridley and Carlton Cuse. The series premiered on August 12, 2022, on Apple TV+. The series depicts the difficulties a New Orleans hospital endures during and after Hurricane Katrina makes landfall on the city. Hurricane Katrina ranks still…

U.S. Congress approves Democrats historic climate bill after decades of legislative defeats

Scientific American: The Senate’s passage of a monumental climate bill comes after decades of legislative defeats, but it is still an early step in drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CLIMATEWIRE | Three decades after ratifying the world’s first climate treaty, the Senate passed a sweeping budget bill Sunday that pours hundreds of billions of dollars into…

Heatwave: Record breaking temperatures in the U.S. and Europe

Today The Guardian filed, ‘US temperatures hit record levels as south-west bakes in heatwave‘, and cites 114F in Phoenix, 109F in Las Vegas, Denver hit 100F (37,7C), in California inland areas reached triple digits. A dangerous heat swept across the American south-west over the weekend as potentially deadly heat set temperatures soaring to record levels…

Denver: Late-season Wildfires, Tens of thousands evacuated, hundreds of homes destroyed

Related videos https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=denver+wildifire CBS News: DENVER — Winds driving fast-moving fires that forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes outside Denver have died down and  predicted snow has started to fall on the area, officials said during a news conference Friday. The hurricane-force winds had gusted up to 105 mph Thursday as fires engulfed parts…

US: Hundreds of billions to be given to clean energy, electric vehicles and flood defenses

The Biden administration announced a vast spending bill, with hundreds of billions of dollars allocated to support clean energy, electric vehicles and new defenses against extreme weather events. The Guardian notes: This proposed framework includes $555bn in incentives, investments and tax credits aimed at bolstering the deployment of renewable energy such as solar and wind, as well…

United States: Federal Climate Adaptation Plans 2021

Twenty three reports from various agencies offer candid descriptions of how climate change is already affecting the federal government’s work and the various threats the U.S. is facing. Impacts include increases in floods and droughts, more pests and disease affecting America’s food supply, while affordable housing is increasingly at risk from both extreme weather events…