Climate 5 Dec 2018 Unprecedented December Heat for Japan

"Many parts of [Japan] experienced their hottest December day on record Dec. 4 as the Japan Meteorological Agency warned of a cold weekend ahead. "The highest temperatures for the month were registered in more than 350 of the agency's 926 observation sites nationwide....

Economy 5 Dec 2018 Dow Tanks 799 Points on Growth Fears

"That was fast. Wall Street's enthusiasm for the US-China trade truce has completely vanished. The Dow dropped 799 points, or 3.1%, on Tuesday. At one point, the index was down 818 points. The S&P 500 declined 3.2%, while the Nasdaq tumbled 3.8%. "Big tech stocks...

Climate 4 Dec 2018 Terrifying New Reality for Queensland

"Late on Sunday night, a tropical cyclone formed off the north Queensland coast. "The storm has begun a track towards the coast, where more than 100 bushfires are still burning after week-long heatwaves and “unprecedented” conditions. Tropical cyclone Owen will bring...

Climate 3 Dec 2018 Flooding Emergency in Iraq

"Iraqi authorities on Sunday declared a state of emergency after flash flooding and torrential rainfall battered Nineveh, further exacerbating the plight of the war-torn province. "In a statement, the provincial government urged "residents to stay away from the valley...

Economy 3 Dec 2018 Global Economy Palpably Weakening

"Only a few months ago, the world’s fortunes appeared increasingly robust. For the first time since the wealth-destroying agony of the global financial crisis, every major economy was growing in unison. "So much for all that. "The global economy is now palpably...

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