7th April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Coral bleaching is sweeping across the Great Barrier Reef for a third time in five years. "Bleaching has struck all three regions of the world's largest coral reef system for the first time. What has occurred in recent weeks is also more widespread than ever before,...

7th April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"As the coronavirus pandemic penetrates more deeply into global supply chains, prices for key staples are starting to soar in some parts of the world. "Rice and wheat — crops that account for about a third of the world’s calories — have been making rapid climbs in...

6th April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"A category five cyclone has made landfall on the Pacific nation of Vanuatu, causing damage across large parts of the country, as it tries to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak. "Cyclone Harold made landfall on the north and west of the country on Monday, after...

6th April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"With some governments saying they're unable to offer direct support, the fate of Africa’s large informal sector could be a powerful example of what experts predict will be unprecedented damage to economies in the developing world. Among the millions made jobless are...

3rd April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The Antarctic is estimated to have lost three trillion tonnes of ice over the past 25 years and Ellis holds grave fears of an approaching tipping point... "If and when it tips – a moment unlikely to be discernible until it’s already past – Antarctica will become an...

3rd April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"An unprecedented number of Americans have resorted to food banks for emergency supplies since the coronavirus pandemic triggered widespread layoffs. "The demand for food aid has increased as much as eightfold in some areas, according to an investigation by the...

2nd April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

Iran had disastrous spring floods in 2019, too: "Flooding in Iran caused by heavy rainfall has left 21 people dead and one missing, an emergency services spokesman said Wednesday, even as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. "Mojtaba Khaledi told Iran's ISNA...

2nd April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

This is how I suspect things will play out: "I do believe we will start seeing problems emerging among some of the fiscally weaker countries around the world and a crisis could spread up the pecking order... "As weaker entities will start defaulting, either officially...

1st April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Rising ocean temperatures could have pushed the world’s tropical coral reefs over a tipping point where they are hit by bleaching on a “near-annual” basis, according to the head of a US government agency program that monitors the globe’s coral reefs... “The real...

1st April 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"With their populations at risk, their public finances stretched, and financial markets in turmoil, many emerging market states and developing countries face a huge challenge. Will they have the resources to ride out the challenge? And if not, where will they look for...

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