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...

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

"Wildfires that have raged in the Arctic Circle since early spring led to a record spike in pollution from the infernos last month. "Arctic fires emitted 16.3m metric tonnes of carbon in June... nine times more than the same month in 2018... The previous June record...

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

"It is hard to imagine that the suffering and despair across the Middle East could worsen. But across Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq a new economic unravelling is continuing apace, threatening to throw the region into even deeper turmoil. In Lebanon and Syria state finances...

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

"A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has killed at least 113 people, officials say, warning the death toll is likely to rise further. "The incident took place early on Thursday in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state after a bout of heavy rainfall,...

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

This is an example of the ill-founded (and actually somewhat bonkers) optimism I mentioned in yesterday's post: "By all suppositions, the Covid Crisis should have butchered the economy. Fear, panic, and hysteria gripped even the smartest, most logical people like no...

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

"Global warming over the past 150 years has upended more than six millennia of climate cooling, with temperatures spiking to levels that otherwise may not have been seen for 125,000 years... "Scientists at Northern Arizona University, US, made the worrying discovery...

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

Fellow current-affairs junkies, it feels to me as if we are entering a new phase of the pandemic and accompanying economic and financial events. Here is my best guess as to what lies ahead: I see a few months of moderate optimism, fuelled by economic data that can’t...

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