22th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"...forecasts from leading Arctic researchers leave little doubt about an upcoming mild winter. "The summer of 2019 was the warmest on record, and the trend will continue into early 2020, researchers from the Arctic Regional Climate Centre (ArcRCC) Network conclude....

22nd November – Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The OECD has issued a call to arms urging governments to take “bold action” to stop a global slowdown escalating into an economic emergency as it warned the recovery will stall next year. "The inter-governmental organisation downgraded its 2020 forecast to a...

21st November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

My apologies again for the lack of an economic thread - work, work, work... "Record-breaking spring temperatures helped spark and fan bushfires across Australia on Thursday, forecasting a potentially devastating bushfire summer. "Melbourne’s maximum temperature of...

20th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

Apologies for the lack of an economic thread this morning - time is not my own today! "Arctic sea ice recovery between Russia and Alaska has slowed to record levels since bottoming out over the summer, according to research, as climate change clears ice quicker and...

19th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Last month was Earth’s second-hottest October in recorded history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The agency announced Monday that average global land and ocean surface temperatures in October were 1.76 degrees above the 20th...

19th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

I'm going to breach protocol and start with something uplifting today - a little light amidst the gathering darkness: "Poor neighbourhoods of Istanbul have been visited by an anonymous benefactor paying off debts at grocery stores and leaving envelopes of cash on...

18th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche... "...it marked the third time since Tuesday night's...

18th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

The mountains of negative-yielding sovereign bonds and the protests erupting around the world are indicating that we have passed peak-growth: "The high price raised eyebrows in bond markets. Investors had refused to lend to Greece at any price during the eurozone’s...

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

"Australia is reeling from deadly bushfires and the worst drought in decades -- but fears are now growing that things could get worse, as a water shortage in the country's biggest city begins to bite. "Four people have died in this year's blazes, which have been...

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

"...The global economy is showing few signs of rebounding from its slowdown, as fresh figures indicate that China continues to cool and Germany and Japan are close to stagnation. "Talks between the U.S. and China on resolving their trade dispute and signs that the...

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