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

"Epidemics are often followed by unrest. [This one was *preceded* by rising unrest, so I think it is a reasonable assumption that we will see more and worse, as the economic fall-out from the virus and the lockdowns exacerbates those extant tensions]. "If you have not...

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

There's too much news for me not to do a climate thread today, unfortunately. There may not be another thread until Wednesday but we shall see. Events seem to keep overtaking me! "Svalbard experienced hottest summer on record: Glaciers are melting, permafrost thaws...

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

“China has rushed to build up its reserves of food and other strategic goods from foreign sources, aiming to ensure a steady supply in the face of a widening array of global risks... "This ...comes amid concern about the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic,...

5th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

Today's thread is dedicated to Nancy of South Dakota. "Israel on Friday experienced its hottest recorded day ever — meaning in at least 100 years. "The southern coastal resort city of Eilat recorded an unprecedented 48.9°C (120°F) high, Channel 12 reported. "After...

4th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

US debt to exceed size of economy next year for first time since WW2: "So far this year, more than $3 trillion in emergency coronavirus pandemic aid has been enacted into law. These huge federal outlays have caused a surge in this year's already large deficit and...

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

"New Zealand has had its warmest winter since records began more than 100 years ago, according to official climate data. "The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research’s (Niwa) Seven Station Temperature Series, which began in 1909, shows the 2020 winter was...

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

"Shootings that left three dead at protests against police brutality have stoked fears of rising violence as a deeply divided US heads into elections amid economic collapse, a deadly pandemic and the worst social upheaval since the 1960s... "Weapons have been...

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

"A succession of heatwaves and extreme weather conditions have forced French winemakers to undertake the earliest grape harvest in nearly 500 years. "Vineyards in Burgundy scrambled to organise grape picking after abnormally hot and dry conditions brought the fruit to...

31st August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The world is hurtling toward an unprecedented hunger crisis. "As many as 132 million more people than previously projected could go hungry in 2020, and this year’s gain may be more than triple any increase this century. The pandemic is upending food supply chains,...

29th August 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Flooding caused by heavy rains in Niger has killed at least 45 people this week and forced more than 226,000 from their homes. "Niger's western region has been hardest hit by days of torrential rain that caused the Niger River to overflow, essentially shutting down...

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