17th October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"September 2019 was the planet's warmest September since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on October 16... "Global ocean temperatures during September 2019 were tied for second warmest on record, according...

17th October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

“Low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that risks becoming a $19tn (£15tn) timebomb in the event of another global recession, the International Monetary Fund has said. “In its half-yearly update on the state of the world’s financial...

16th October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"‘Blooming’ might be the last word to associate with the Arctic, yet pictures below show meadows bursting with life as brightly-coloured flowers blossom in lush green grass... "The photographed area is 70th parallel north - with a distance to North Pole of only 1043...

16th October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Even though the S&P 500 is trading at lofty levels, skittish investors don't believe the good times will last and instead are preparing for the worst. "They've shifted $322 billion into money market funds during the past 6 months, in the biggest flight to safety...

15th October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Switzerland's glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone -- a melting rate unmatched during observations stretching back more than a century, a study showed Tuesday. "Measurements on 20 Swiss glaciers have shown that melt rates this year...

15th October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The R-word, recession, is stalking the land. This is not a British thing, or a European or American one – or a Chinese or Indian threat. It is a global one... "So what do we know? Well, on Tuesday, the IMF produces its next World Economic Outlook, its twice-a-year...

14th October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Hagibis was packing winds of 180 km per hour (112 mph) near its centre and gusts of up to 252 kmph (156 mph), broadcaster NHK reported the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as saying on Saturday... "The storm brought record-breaking rainfall to many areas, including...

14th October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The global economy has entered a period of “synchronised stagnation” with weak growth in some countries and no growth or a mild contraction in others, according to research by the Brookings Institution think-tank and the Financial Times. "Headline economic indicators...

A Little Hiatus

Readers, forgive me but I must take a few days away from the computer to engage in some half-term shenanigans with my boys. I wish you all well and let me take this opportunity to thank anyone who has donated or is donating towards my efforts. It is very much...

3rd October 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"With hibernation fast approaching, a grizzly bear family is spotted searching for fish near the shores of Canada's Knight Inlet. They're emaciated. "The heartbreaking images, captured by a Canadian photographer, have sparked concern from wildlife observers. They...

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