14th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

At first I suspected that the critiques of the Three Gorge's dam's construction appearing in the press were geo-politically motivated - but, although some of them undoubtedly are - they are not without substance my research suggests. "As China counts the costs of its...

14th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"To date, the economic damage wrought by the pandemic has been mostly hidden by massive government subsidy. That’s about to change. And so the next few months will reveal the underlying economic impact of Covid-19 across the globe more clearly than we’ve seen so far....

13th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

Only reported in Spanish-language press so far: "A heat wave hits the Sahrawi camps with unprecedented intensity: "The area where the Sahrawi refugee camps [Algeria] are located pulverized its temperature record twice on Tuesday. In a day of extreme heat, the...

13th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"...well before the pandemic struck, global debt (in corporate, household and government sectors) has piled up massively in the past decade, leaving these sectors highly vulnerable to any economic downturn. "And now that it has come, that downturn or slump is proving...

10th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"There's a major change happening in the Arctic. Dark waters are blooming with algae, as sunlight floods spaces long obscured by sheets of ice. "Over the past two decades, there's been a 57 percent increase in phytoplankton in the Arctic ocean, an analysis by...

10th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"On the second anniversary of Washington unleashing its first trade war tariffs on Beijing, tensions continue to flare over issues ranging from Hong Kong to technology, with observers in both countries agreed that the superpower relationship between China and the...

9th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

1.) We likely already exceeded 1.5C in 2016 if we use 1750 as our pre-industrial baseline, as the IPCC originally did. 2.) It's not a question of "rising chances", it is baked into the cake! But, FWIW: "The planet is on course to break the 1.5C warming barrier in the...

9th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"As infection rates start rising in some European countries, the potential for civil unrest and political aftershocks is growing as patience wears thin, say analysts... "Even before the pandemic, Europe was in the grip of rising political anger, and mainstream parties...

8th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Siberia’s unprecedented heat wave will continue through July, experts have warned, increasing the risk of forest fires and permafrost damage and highlighting the effects of climate change. Forecasts show that five Siberian regions, including one in the Arctic, will...

8th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"It will take years for the global economy to recover from the jobs taken away by the pandemic, and in Europe the recession will be significantly deeper than forecast just two months ago. "Those were the findings on Tuesday in two reports, from the Organization for...

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