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September 1 - September 6, 2022
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Intense flooding in Pakistan has increased calls for funding for loss and damage caused by climate disasters.Officials from the Pakistan Meteorological Department blamed climate change for the floods.

The world must mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis along three axes - reduce, remove and repair, say experts, or else what Europe saw this summer may just become the norm by 2035.

A new study ranks India’s climate pledges fourth in ambition and fifth in compliance.

Down to Earth analysed data to find that 125 countries suffered drought from August 10-22.

India’s wind energy sectoris struggling despite SECI’s oversubscribed bids.

Our online training: Demystifying Climate Data for Communication and Action, will be held from September 29 to October 13, 2022. The training includes special sessions on IPCC reports and the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP 27)
Multiple troughs, La Nina: Why Bengaluru is flooding repeatedly this monsoon, 06 September 2022
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Down To Earth What Europe saw this summer may just become the norm by 2035, hints study, 02 September 2022
La Nina’s rare ‘triple dip’ likely to affect weather patterns globally, 02 September 2022
Continuation of the La Niña may also mean an extended southwest monsoon season for India and the rest of south Asia
Concurrent extreme weather: Almost all continents hit by heatwave in July, drought in August, DTE finds, 01 September 2022
DTE analysed data to find that 125 countries suffered drought from August 10-22; it had reported that 33 countries globally suffered heatwaves in July
Loss and damage: 2022 Pakistan floods heighten need for climate reparations, 05 September 2022
Demands for L&D finance are not treated as humanitarian aid or charity. They are viewed as reparations owed for climate damages. As a result, the needle has moved at an excruciatingly slow pace
Pakistan floods: What role did climate change play?, 05 September 2022
Officials from the Pakistan Meteorological Department blamed climate change
India’s wind energy sector struggles despite SECI’s oversubscribed bids, 05 September 2022
Surge in commodity prices, supply chain disruptions, increase in tax rates, legacy challenges key reasons
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‘Developed countries need to double funding to Africa for adaptation to climate change’, 06 September 2022
Summit discussed Africa's COP 27 agenda; Calls for flowing funds to continent's Adaptation Acceleration Program
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Thwaites ‘doomsday glacier’ can lose ice faster in coming years, coastal areas at risk: Study, 06 September 2022
Rapid retreat of the glacier may raise global sea levels by 3-10 feet
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Want to eat fish tomorrow? Halt climate change, overfishing today, 02 September 2022
Stocks could drop by a third if no action taken
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Can high temperatures impact people’s ratings of their lives?, 02 September 2022
Middle and low-income countries recorded a significant decline in evaluations
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September monsoon forecast: IMD predicts excessive rainfall for south, west, central India, 02 September 2022
Rainfall may be up to 75% above normal; quick, intense spells can trigger floods
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Greenhouse gas, sea levels reached record highs in 2021: NOAA Report, 01 September 2022
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere was 414.7 parts per million in 2021, which is 2.3 parts higher than in 2020, the report said
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Only 10 of 46 Least Developed Countries mention loss and damage explicitly in NDCs: Study, 01 September 2022
IIED urges countries to revise their NDCs before CoP27 and mention losses and damages
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Bad weather ahead: Water-related risks can cost 7 large economies $5.6 billion, 01 September 2022
The United States is projected to incur the highest losses, United Arab Emirates lowest
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Study ranks India’s climate pledges 4th in ambition, 5th in compliance, 01 September 2022
Eight countries, the EU analysed; Least faith in US policymakers
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