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

"Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy. "The surge marks an 83% increase...

21st August 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"After 14 months of bickering, Italy’s government collapsed on Tuesday, plunging a key European nation already hobbled by financial fragility and political chaos into a renewed period of crisis and uncertainty... "...the country’s financial situation has darkened....

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

"...The probes ...brought back troubling data -- Geenland's Helheim [glacier] was surrounded by warm water along its entire depth, more than 2,000 feet below the surface. "It's very rare anywhere on the planet to see 700 meters of no temperature variation, normally we...

20th August 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"There’s been a lot of talk about inverted yield curves over the past few days. "Specifically, last week’s inversion of the two-year and 10-year U.S. Treasury notes has raised the spectre of recession, sending tremors through U.S. stock markets. "Financial market...

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

"The US state of Alaska has experienced continuous, above-average temperatures this summer that are having a dangerous effect on health and deadly consequences for wildlife. "In western Alaska, there has been a large spate of washed-up dead seals, walruses and birds,...

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

"Every year the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts a symposium in the Grand Teton resort of Jackson Hole. Some years, guests have little to do but chew the fat and listen to distinguished speakers explain points of economic importance. Sometimes, though, the...

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

"Amid the hottest month in recorded history, some records still stand out as absolutely jaw dropping. That’s definitely true of a measurement made in the Arctic this July. "According to data released in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)...

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

"...there is room for markets to make new highs in the next few months. In fact, one can imagine several scenarios on how these new highs could come about "Central banks could embark on emergency interest rate cuts and reintroduce quantitative easing programs to force...

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

"Even in the Arctic, microscopic particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow, a study has found. "The scientists said they were shocked by the sheer number of particles they found: more than 10,000 of them per litre in the Arctic. "It means that even...

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

I have been keeping tabs pretty much daily on the global economy's health since oil prices crashed in 2014 and I have to say there has never been as much cause for alarm as there is right now. I am seeing burgeoning risk and a growing multitude of vulnerabilities. We...

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