The average temperature in September was 17.2 degrees - It was warmer than ever ...
German Weather Service
Quick Glance: Record Heat: September 2023 the Hottest Since Record-Keeping Began
- September's average temperature reached 17.2 degrees - a new record
- Germany experienced its warmest September since 1881
- Deviation of 3.9 degrees above the reference period of 1961 to 1990
- France also recorded its hottest September since 1900
Quick Glance: Record Heat in September 2023
- Temperatures like in mid-summer: September 2023 in Central Europe sets new records.
- Germany experiences the most summer-like September in 142 years of weather records.
- September 2023 will go down in history.
- Climate researchers are concerned about the global record temperatures.
Quick Glance: SEC Chief: New California Law Could Transform SEC Climate Regulation
- A pending California law could impact federal regulators' approach to forthcoming climate regulations.
- SEC Chair Gary Gensler's testimony highlighted the potential for the California law to support the agency's efforts to regulate corporate climate disclosures.
- California Governor Gavin Newsom intends to sign legislation requiring large companies to disclose their carbon footprints.
- The bill addresses the complex issue of measuring and reporting Scope 3 emissions, which are linked to supply chains and end-users.
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Social consequences of global warming
Quick Glance: Water Scarcity in France due to Climate Change
- Around 40,000 people in France are left without access to drinking water after a hot summer.
- All sectors are expected to reduce water usage by 10 percent by 2030.
- Large agricultural businesses in France are preparing for climate change and reduced water availability with MÃ©gabassines.
- The water consumption of golf courses in France is being criticized.
Quick Glance: Climate Change: Six Young People Sue 32 Countries
- They accuse the countries of inadequate action on climate change and failure to sufficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5C.
- Lawyers representing the six young claimants are expected to argue in court that the current policies of the 32 governments are leading to 3C of global warming by the end of the century.
- A 2021 study by The Lancet found that climate anxiety and dissatisfaction with government responses to climate change were widespread among children and young people worldwide, affecting their daily lives.
- In separate and joint responses to the case, the governments argue that the claimants have not provided sufficient evidence that they have directly suffered from climate change or the Portuguese wildfires.
Quick Glance: Biden recognizes two Pacific nations to counter China
- President Joe Biden officially recognizes the Pacific nations of Cook Islands and Niue to counter China's influence.
- The recognition of the two nations aims to maintain a "free and open Indo-Pacific region".
- The deals to recognize the two nations will also combat illegal fishing, address climate change in a vulnerable region, and boost economic growth.
- The Cook Islands and Niue together form a sprawling economic zone in the South Pacific.
Quick Glance: Record Low for Antarctic Sea Ice
- Arctic sea ice is currently at its sixth-lowest level since records began
- Winter is coming to an end in Antarctica, while summer is wrapping up at the opposite end of the globe
- During this period, sea ice in the southern hemisphere reaches its highest annual extent, while in the northern hemisphere it reaches its lowest annual level
- Despite a rapid growth in early September, the ice now falls significantly below the average maximum observed at this time of year
The Paris Agreement's most ambitious target is still within reach, report finds: Meeting it requires a Herculean effort, but we already have most of the needed ...
Quick Glance: 'China's World Bank' Plans to Triple Climate Change Lending by 2030
- The global fight against climate change will be won or lost in Asia, according to Danny Alexander, vice-president for policy and strategy at the AIIB, in an interview with the Financial Times.
- It builds on the bank's 2020 pledge to stop financing coal-fired power stations and other coal-related projects.
- This would make climate finance the bank's top lending priority, accounting for more than half of the funds it disbursed, said Alexander.
- Last year, our climate financing was $2.6bn and by 2030, it will be around $7bn to $8bn annually, said Alexander.
Quick Glance: Approval Granted for Rosebank Oil and Gas Field in Britain
- Equinor and Ithaca to invest $3.8 billion
- Expected to prompt environmental criticism
Quick Glance: France donates $150 million to UN-IFAD fund for rural areas
- France invests $150 million in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to combat poverty and climate change in rural areas.
- France organizes the 13th replenishment of IFAD and calls for support.
- IFAD is a Rome-based UN agency addressing poverty and hunger in developing countries' rural areas.
- France also commits to donate 40 million euros ($43 million) to the UN's global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), during 2023-2026.
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