25th May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"“As the economic carnage from the coronavirus pandemic continues, a long-forbidden word is starting to creep onto people’s lips: “depression”… “The economic damage from the coronavirus... threatens to dwarf the 2008 downturn.”...

22nd May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Torrential downpours have pounded the Mid-Atlantic, with more than 7 inches of rain falling in one day on parts of North Carolina and Virginia, putting residents at risk of flash floods and dam failure. "More than 13 million people were under flash-flood watches...

22nd May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"China wants to bypass Hong Kong's legislature by imposing its own national security law on the former British colony, in a move that spooked markets on Friday.. "In the most emboldened of a series of aggressive foreign policy moves since the coronavirus outbreak,...

21st May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The failure of two dams in Michigan driven by heavy rainfall late Tuesday has brought record-setting flooding to nearby communities as thousands of residents evacuate their homes... "“This is one of those nightmare scenarios that meteorologists hope never happen,”...

21st May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

Note the reading below (87.6) was for February, ie *before* any nations outside China locked down: "International imports and exports have fallen to their lowest level for at least four years, according to World Trade Organization figures revealing the economic damage...

20th May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"A few hundred miles south of the Arctic Circle, the small town of Boguchany in Siberia, Russia, had its hottest April on record. On April 25, the temperature soared to 31° Celsius (87.8° Fahrenheit), even though it should be much cooler at this time of the year....

20th May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The pandemic is further widening the fissures between the two largest economies while undermining the foundations of economies throughout the world. "The responses of central banks and governments to the virus mean it will leave legacies of staggering levels of debt...

19th May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Freakishly warm air has billowed up from Siberia over the Arctic Ocean and parts of Greenland, and the heat will only intensify in the coming days. The warmth is helping to spread widespread wildfires and to kickstart ice melt season early, both ominous signs of what...

19th May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

Now we have recriminations over the pandemic potentially exacerbating the protectionism that was already slowing the global economy to a crawl in 2019: "There are fears Britain could be dragged into a global trade war with China after Beijing slapped an 80 per cent...

18th May 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"A powerful cyclone that formed in the Bay of Bengal is headed directly for the India-Bangladesh border, bringing with it the potential for major destruction and upheaval in two countries that are still battling the Covid-19 pandemic. "Cyclone Amphan has strengthened...

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