13th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland have emitted a massive pulse of CO2 into the atmosphere since August that is equivalent to almost half of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, Guardian Australia can reveal. "Analysis by Nasa shows the NSW fires...

13th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Well it is truly remarkable. Not so much the result of the election, which is surprising enough. But, rather, the fact that following the “Brexit election”, one in which traditional party loyalties seem to have been stretched to breaking point by the leave-remain...

12th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a hot air mass building in Western Australia makes its way east... ""We will potentially see the hottest day on record across all of Australia... ""It is not out of the realms of possibility that we...

12th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The U.S. budget deficit rose by 2% last month to $209 billion, another step in a journey back toward $1 trillion-a-year budget shortfalls. "The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that the federal government took in $225 billion in tax and other revenue but spent...

11th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The Arctic region took a beating in 2019, with near-record-warm air and ocean temperatures resulting in widespread melting of the Greenland ice sheet, low sea-ice extents and shifts in the distribution of commercially valuable marine species, according to NOAA’s...

11th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Trillions of dollars of market value could go up in smoke due to climate change. "The damage hits the global economy in multiple ways. The first is the most obvious. Physical damage from more powerful natural disasters is on the rise. 2017 and 2018 were the costliest...

10th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Turns out, Monday's high temperature of 51° is the warmest temperature ever recorded at Ted Stevens International [Anchorage, Alaska] during the month of December. "Records at this location go back to 1953 and before Monday, the highest temperature ever recorded in...

10th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"“We live in a world where we have been hit by waves of social unrest, populism, nationalism, asset bubbles, trade wars, currency wars — we have a chaotic environment,” economist Vikram Mansharamani said, adding that the root causes for all of these include oversupply...

9th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"As a crippling drought and mismanagement have left more than a dozen Australian towns and villages without a reliable source of water, the country is beginning to confront a question that strikes at its very identity: Is life in Australia’s vast interior compatible...

9th December 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Other than the record bull market in stocks, it is hard to name one good thing on the global economic front. Trade and investment are declining, as are economic growth rates and business confidence... "...But stock markets in the US and elsewhere have marched on...

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