Climate 14th Dec 2018 Cyclone Owen Head for Queenland

Following on from an unprecedented heatwave and unprecedented bushfires: "Cyclone Owen will “wreak havoc” across Queensland, with remote communities braced for 280km/h winds and much of the state on flood alert, the premier has said. "Annastacia Palaszczuk said the...

Economy 14 Dec 2018 Global Debt = $86,000 Per Person

"Global debt hit a record $184 trillion last year, equivalent to more than $86,000 per person -- more than double the average per-capita income. Borrowing is led by the U.S., China, and Japan, the three biggest economies, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday,...

Economy 13th Dec 2018 Firms Stockpile for No Deal Brexit

"Companies and industry groups in Britain issued strident warnings against further political turmoil Wednesday after a challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership underscored the strength of opposition in her own party to her government's plan for Brexit....

Climate 12 Dec 2018 Unprecedented Warming in the Arctic

"Persistent warming in the Arctic is pushing the region into “uncharted territory” and increasingly affecting the continental United States, scientists said Tuesday. "“We’re seeing this continued increase of warmth pervading across the entire Arctic system,” said...

Economy 12 Dec 2018 Brexit Descends into Chaos (More So)

"Conservative MPs have triggered a vote of no confidence in Theresa May, plunging the Brexit process into chaos as Tory colleagues indicated they no longer had faith in the prime minister to deliver the deal. "Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, has...

Climate 11 Dec 2018 Record Snowfall for S Carolina

"The brunt of the storm may have passed, but North Carolina residents still face perilous conditions after record-setting snow walloped the state... "With a mix of snow, ice and rain still coming down in some areas, conditions remain treacherous in many parts of our...

Economy 11 Dec 2018 Financial Crisis of 2019?

"For moneyed Americans, most of the past year has felt like 1929 all over again — the fun, bathtub-gin-quaffing, rich-white-people-doing-the-Charleston early part of 1929, not the grim couple of months after the stock market crashed. "After a decade-long stock market...

Climate 10 Dec 2018 25 inches of rain in Vietnam

"The central coast [of Vietnam] is experiencing heavy downpours and severe flooding, with Da Nang receiving the worst rainfall in history... "The rainfall in Da Nang in the last 24 hours since 7 p.m. Saturday is about 635 mm [25 inches], the heaviest since archives...

Economy 10 Dec 2018 Global Stocks Slump

"Losses in global stock markets snowballed on Monday, with U.S. equity futures and Asian shares sliding on worries over slowing growth and fears that a rise in tensions between Washington and Beijing could torpedo chances of a trade deal... "Traders returned from the...

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