14th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Authorities have not yet said how many people died in the flooding last month, Somalia’s worst in recent history and the latest reminder that the Horn of Africa nation must prepare for the extremes expected to come with a changing climate... "“This is a catastrophic...

14th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

I usually try to lead with a story related to the global economy in its entirety but the situation in Hong Kong is so bananas now that it is worth focusing on, particularly as Hong Kong is a key hub for international finance and a political flashpoint between China...

13th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"What was predicted to be the last sea ice to lose its perennial ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, is now melting twice as fast as any ice in the area. "Researchers have released a video showing the oldest and thickest solid layer of frozen ocean water has loss 95...

13th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The 2020s are set to be a decade of dramatic economic and social upheaval, reversing many of the trends of the past 40 years, according to one of the world's largest banks. "In what it describes as "the decade of peak", Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) analysts...

12th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Bushfires reached within miles of Sydney's city centre Tuesday prompting firefighting planes to spray red retardant over trees and houses in a northern suburb... "A 'catastrophic' fire warning was issued for the Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas, which includes the...

12th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"...what’s particularly worrying about this economic slowdown is that the recovery from the global financial crisis is not finished... "If there was a debt crisis, that would likely tip an economy into recession. "As economic growth slows, it could become harder for...

11th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Australia’s most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more action to counter climate change. "David Elliott, state emergency services minister in New South Wales, said...

11th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"A decade after the global financial crisis, with the world’s leading economies still addicted to the near-zero interest rates of the emergency response of quantitative easing, it seems the global economy remains on life support, with our experts still flummoxed about...

8th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The world's thickest glacier has succumbed to the effects of climate change. "A set of images released by NASA's Earth observatory shows the Taku Glacier in Alaska is receding for the first time in over 70 years. "Researchers predicted that the alpine glacier would...

8th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Global debt has hit an all-time high of $188 trillion, which is more than double the output of the global economy, the IMF warned today. "The global debt load has surged to a new record of around 230 per cent of world's output, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said....

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