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

"...in the factory town of Norilsk, Siberia, industrial pollution has become so brazen and mundane that it took a spill of 21,000 tonnes of diesel fuel for the Kremlin to pay attention. "On a rare trip to Norilsk, which is mostly off limits to foreigners, The Daily...

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

"It is curious, and perhaps telling of how accepting markets are of the economic impacts of the coronavirus, that the slew of absolutely dismal global economic data published last Friday caused barely a tremor in markets... "With the virus still spreading in the US –...

31st July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Tropical storm Isaias is now a hurricane. "With maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, Hurricane Isaias is moving northwest from about 45 miles southeast of Great Inagua Island, according to the National Hurricane Center... "Where Isaias will hit and how intense it will...

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

"The world economic outlook has dimmed again, with still-rising coronavirus infections and the risk of renewed lockdowns increasing the chances that any rebound will reverse course, according to Reuters polls of over 500 economists globally... "“We expect the economic...

30th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

More on the astonishing heat in the Middle East: "Baghdad surged to its highest temperature ever recorded Tuesday. Tuesday’s preliminary high of 125.2 degrees (51.8 Celsius) in Iraq’s capital city shatters its previous record of 123.8 degrees set on July 30, 2015, for...

30th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"...with such deep fragilities in the global economy, one cannot rule out an L-shaped Greater Depression... Environmental concerns are... mounting. In east Africa, desertification has created ideal conditions for biblical-scale locust swarms... "....crop failures due...

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

"New data from NOAA indicates that the first half of 2020, which is the period from January through June, was the second warmest on record globally. Records go back to 1880. "According to the report, the globe averaged about 2 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century...

29th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The world economy’s fragile recovery is in danger of stalling. A resurgence of coronavirus infections across the Asia-Pacific region, which was considered to have broadly curbed the virus more effectively than elsewhere, is being viewed as an early warning for the...

28th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"A nearly all-encompassing heat wave has spread across the highest reaches of the globe... Arctic sea ice as a whole is currently at the lowest mark on record for this time of year... "Heat is expected to remain strong in northern Canada and return in full force to...

28th July 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"When JPMorganChase reported earnings in mid-July, CEO Jamie Dimon quipped: “This is not a normal recession… the recessionary part of this you’re going to see down the road.” This observation is spot on. "...while small businesses are closing at Armageddon rates and...

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