10th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"There's a major change happening in the Arctic. Dark waters are blooming with algae, as sunlight floods spaces long obscured by sheets of ice. "Over the past two decades, there's been a 57 percent increase in phytoplankton in the Arctic ocean, an analysis by...

10th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"On the second anniversary of Washington unleashing its first trade war tariffs on Beijing, tensions continue to flare over issues ranging from Hong Kong to technology, with observers in both countries agreed that the superpower relationship between China and the...

9th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

1.) We likely already exceeded 1.5C in 2016 if we use 1750 as our pre-industrial baseline, as the IPCC originally did. 2.) It's not a question of "rising chances", it is baked into the cake! But, FWIW: "The planet is on course to break the 1.5C warming barrier in the...

9th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"As infection rates start rising in some European countries, the potential for civil unrest and political aftershocks is growing as patience wears thin, say analysts... "Even before the pandemic, Europe was in the grip of rising political anger, and mainstream parties...

8th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Siberia’s unprecedented heat wave will continue through July, experts have warned, increasing the risk of forest fires and permafrost damage and highlighting the effects of climate change. Forecasts show that five Siberian regions, including one in the Arctic, will...

8th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"It will take years for the global economy to recover from the jobs taken away by the pandemic, and in Europe the recession will be significantly deeper than forecast just two months ago. "Those were the findings on Tuesday in two reports, from the Organization for...

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

"Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average in June across much of permafrost-laden Siberia, with last month in a dead heat for the warmest June on record globally, the European Union's climate monitoring network said Tuesday... "Globally, June 2020 was more...

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

"From Thailand to Kenya and Argentina to Britain, coronavirus lockdowns abruptly left millions of people... unable to earn enough money to feed themselves and their families. "This is a new poverty and three months ago it did not exist," said Angela Frigo, secretary...

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

"Rescue workers were combing through the wreckage of houses hit by flooding and landslides in Japan after extreme weather left more than 50 people dead or missing on the southern island of Kyushu. "The Kyodo news agency said 40 people had died in the floods and at...

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

"The world economy is entering the second half of 2020 still deeply weighed down by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a full recovery now ruled out for this year and even a 2021 comeback dependent on a lot going right... "...the pandemic forced swathes of the global...

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