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…

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The 2022 COP27 Results

Stuff: In a landmark deal, delegates from nearly 200 counties at the COP27 climate summit have agreed to set up a loss and damage fund meant to help vulnerable countries cope with climate disasters. On Sunday, negotiators approved the historic deal that would help compensate poor nations that are victims of extreme weather worsened by rich countries’ carbon…

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Report: Global CO2 emissions keep rising

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research notes that there are no signs of a decrease in global CO2 emissions. Tyndall Centre: Global carbon emissions in 2022 remain at record levels – with no sign of the decrease that is urgently needed to limit warming to 1.5°C, according to the Global Carbon Project science team.…

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Report: Europe warming twice as fast compared to rest of world

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published the report State of Climate in Europe, with conclusions including: The Guardian: There are a number of reasons why Europe has warmed more quickly than other parts of the world. It has a high percentage of land mass, which warms faster than sea. The Arctic and generally the high…

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Nigeria Floods Displace more than a Million and Kill 500 People

Abuja, Nigeria CNN — More than 1.4 million people have been displaced and about 500 people have died in some of the worst flooding Nigeria has seen in a decade, the country’s humanitarian ministry said Wednesday. As of Tuesday, “over 1.4 million persons were displaced, about 500 persons have been reported dead, 790,254 persons moved out of…

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Alert: We are close to triggering irreversible ecosystem and weather changes

Our environment involves many different systems, and some of them are close to changing in drastic ways, for human time scales irreversible. Exceeding 1.5°C global warming could trigger multiple climate tipping points Science (Study): Climate tipping points are conditions beyond which changes in a part of the climate system become self-perpetuating. These changes may lead…

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How Climate Change Fuels Pakistan’s Floods

VOX notes that Pakistan has more than 7,000 glaciers, and that changes in climatic conditions melting them, fueling floodwaters. A series of extreme floods has utterly devastated the South Asian nation, which is home to some 225 million people, washing away roads and buildings, destroying farms, and stranding hundreds of thousands. Over the weekend, which brought…

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