2nd July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"... on Sunday afternoon [Cuba recorded] the highest temperature in its history... "The Institute of Meteorology of Cuba (IMC) reported that at 2:30 pm on Sunday a measure of 102.38 degrees Fahrenheit was taken that broke the mark of 101.84, dating from 1999."...

2nd July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"As governments across the globe struggle to restore their growth rates, a new spectre has come to haunt many of them: Unsustainable debt... "...the specific way in which the global financial crisis was sought to be addressed keeping in mind the interests of finance,...

1st July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Seven people have died in floods that have devastated the Russian Siberian region of Irkutsk. The water also drove several thousand people from their homes... "Severe flooding has been caused by torrential rains that hit the region last week. Water levels of some...

1st July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Factory sentiment across Asia became even more frigid in June, signaling a worsening in the region’s growth outlook as U.S.-China trade tensions continue to simmer. "Waning global demand, particularly in the electronics sector that’s vital to much of the region,...

28th June 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"National June temperature records have fallen in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic while the scorching heat may not peak until Friday and Saturday. ... "The city of La Rochelle in southwestern France hit 104.9 (40.5 Celsius), topping 40 Celsius for the...

28th June 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Worrying excesses are building up in the world’s $52 trillion nexus of shadow banking and investors risk serious losses when the financial cycle turns, the ratings agency DBRS has warned. "The hunt for higher yield has led to a surge in leveraged loans,...

27th June 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

Apologies for the lack of an 'Economic' thread this morning. Work sometiimes encroaches and I must render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's. "Every summer as the Arctic warms up, seasonal highways open on the ocean, allowing sea ice to migrate southward and...

26th June 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

All-time heat record for Kingston, Jamaica: "Jamaica is in the middle of a sizzling hot spell during which temperatures have soared to record levels. In fact, the days have become so stiflingly muggy that a healthy individual would flirt with heat stroke if they don't...

26th June 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"A toxic trifecta of growing political instability, escalating trade tensions and slowing global growth will confront world leaders at the G20′s annual meeting later this week in Osaka, Japan. That alone would present the group its biggest collective challenge since...

25th June 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Tick populations now exist on every continent, even Antarctica, and Lyme disease can be found throughout most of Europe, where it ranks as the most common vector-borne disease, and beyond. “To me, there is little doubt that it is pandemic,” says Mary Beth Pfeiffer,...

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