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

"At least 12 people were killed in separate incidents after heavy rain led to flooding in several areas of Pune [India]... "In Baramati, as many as 28,500 people have been evacuated due to heavy water discharge from Nazare Dam... The water level in the dam had already...

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

"Weaker growth in both advanced and developing countries means the possibility of a global recession in 2020 is a clear and present danger, the UN has warned. "In a flagship report, the UN’s trade and development body, Unctad, said 2019 will endure the weakest...

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

"Italian authorities have closed roads and ordered the evacuation of huts on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, following warnings that part of a glacier could collapse at any moment. "A staggering 250,000 cubic meters (8.8 million cubic feet) of ice could break away...

25th September 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The level of government debt around the world has ballooned since the financial crisis, reaching levels never seen before during peacetime. ... “By their aggressive actions over the last decade, central banks have effectively trapped themselves into continually...

24th September 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"NASA says that on Sept. 18, Arctic sea ice reached the second lowest area on record after a summer with temperatures about 7 to 9 degrees above average. "Satellites measured sea ice at 4.15 million square kilometers, or 1.60 million square miles, which actually tied...

24th September 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"A combination of the US-China trade war and Brexit [this is the conventional view] has dragged global manufacturing into recession, according to market analysts... "The data showed the downturn in Germany's critical manufacturing sector deepened dramatically in...

23rd September 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"A damning new UN report published on Sunday warned the world was falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster as a result of runaway warming, with the five years ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever... "The past four years were already the hottest...

23rd September 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The global economy is a zombie walking towards a cliff. Bizarrely, the world’s stock markets are watching an unfolding disaster but don’t seem perturbed. "The zombie walk is driven by a US-initiated tariff war aggravating a cyclical slowdown that is bringing to an...

20th September 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Day Zero is pending in at least a dozen Australian country towns stretching from the northern state of Queensland – known for its sprawling banana plantations and tropical heatwaves – to the state of New South Wales, whose capital Sydney is the country’s most...

20th September 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

My apologies for the hiatus yesterday - work rather got on top of me. Today: "OECD chief economist Laurence Boone wrote in a blog post: Trade disputes between the U.S. and China, Europe and other countries is causing some businesses to hold off on investing in new...

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