Pakistan Floods: Hundreds dead and millions are without shelter

Al Jazeera: Islamabad, Pakistan – The government has declared devastating floods a “national emergency” after nearly 1,000 people died and more than 30 million are without shelter as monsoon rains continue to lash the South Asian nation. At least 937 people have died since mid-June, including 343 children, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), with large…

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…

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops, and reduces electricity generation

ABC News: LUX, France — Once, a river ran through it. Now, white dust and thousands of dead fish cover the wide trench that winds amid rows of trees in France’s Burgundy region in what was the Tille River in the village of Lux. From dry and cracked reservoirs in Spain to falling water levels on…

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…

Release: The Climate State App now available at the Microsoft Store

The Climate State Application is now available at the Microsoft Store. The app for desktop computers, running Windows 10 or 11 features content about the climate on Earth, including articles, wikis, and videos. The Climate State App can be considered a major climate related content platform. Large parts are also available for audio playback, offering…

NASA Studies Find Previously Unknown Loss of Antarctic Ice

New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing. NASA: The greatest uncertainty in forecasting global sea level rise is how Antarctica’s ice loss will accelerate as the climate warms. Two studies published Aug. 10 and led…