A temporary hiatus – back 29th October

Just a heads-up that I'm going to be away for the kids' half-term shenanigans so won't be posting much until 29th October, although of course if something very significant happens in the interim I will find a way to do so.  Hopefully everything will be, you know,...

Climate 8 Oct 2018 more record heat for Japan

Japan's extraordinary meteorological year continues: "Japan was bathed in unfamiliar heat for October on Saturday, marking a record 36.0 C in Niigata Prefecture due to a typhoon that brought warm air while moving across the Sea of Japan, the weather agency said. "Some...

Economy 8 Oct 2018 tremors in the global economy

"The International Monetary Fund (IMF) holds its annual meeting this week in earthquake-stricken Indonesia, as it shines a light on tremors in the global economy: rising protectionism, vulnerable emerging markets and record debt levels."...

Climate 5 Oct 2018 Italy gets 18 inches of rain

450mm (nearly 18 inches) of torrential rain overnight in parts of southern Italy [Google-translated from the Italian]: "A vast and violent V-shaped, stationary and self-healing storm has been affecting the South for over 8 hours, particularly Calabria, where nearly...

Economy 5 Oct 2018 dangerously imbalanced global economy

Dangerous imbalance now in the global economy between the US economy and the rest of the world: "Mounting concern about the inflationary impact of falling US unemployment has sent tremors through global financial markets amid fears that the long post-financial crisis...

Climate 4 Oct 2018 record snow and warmth for Canada

"The highly amplified weather pattern continues across Canada with a large ridge over Alaska that is sending Arctic air directly into the western prairies with rounds of early-season snow, while a massive ridge along the East Coast will take hold this weekend and...

Climate 3 Oct 2018 freakishly nice weather for Alaska

"A massive, historic high pressure zone is bringing freakishly nice weather to Alaska... "In Anchorage, for example, temperatures have remained above normal for 32 straight days, ... On Saturday afternoon, Fairbanks's pressure about three miles high reached its...

Economy 3 Oct 2018 EU on the rocks

"The Italian deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, has threatened to sue Jean-Claude Juncker for damages, accusing the EU president of pushing up Rome’s cost of borrowing by likening Italy to Greece. "Salvini, who is also Italy’s interior minister and leader of the...

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