13th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Images out of a northern region of Antarctica show a landscape nearly devoid of ice and snow after record-setting temperatures last week... "The recent highs in the region have followed a string of heat waves since January, Marcelo Leppe, director of the Chilean...

13th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Over the past 30 years China has become the world’s factory. For the past few weeks, the production line has been shut down by plant closures deemed necessary to halt the spread of coronavirus. Beijing fears there will be both short- and long-term damage from the...

12th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The North Atlantic is stuck on its maximum tempest setting, sparking one rapidly intensifying low pressure area after another. "These storms then barrel east-northeastward toward Greenland and Iceland, with tentacles of deadly wind, downpours and snow extending down...

12th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

The WHO has gone from complacency to what appears to be abject panic: "The coronavirus is "the worst enemy you can ever imagine" and poses a greater global threat than terrorism, the World Health Organisation has warned. "Urging the world to "wake up" and be as...

11th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"A week of torrential downpours is underway across the Southeast and lower Mississippi Valley. "With saturated ground and swollen rivers, the three-month outlook calls for the likelihood of major river flooding this spring in some of the same areas hard hit by last...

11th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"When the financial system was about to collapse in 2007-08, central banks were quick to step in and to buy falling assets. This avoided a complete economic meltdown. However, at present on world financial markets, monetary policy is not combating risk but adding to...

10th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

You may recall that Hawaii had a very unusual summer in 2019, which saw over 200 high temperature records broken or equalled. "It was an extremely wet January for much of Hawaii Island, with numerous gauges recording record rainfall for the first month of year,...

10th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Minsky Moment" crises occur because investors, engaging in excessively aggressive speculation, take on additional credit risk during prosperous times, or bull markets. "The International Monetary Fund has been issuing global warnings of high debt levels and slowing...

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

"Antarctica has logged its hottest temperature on record, with an Argentinian research station thermometer reading 18.3C, beating the previous record by 0.8C. "The reading, taken at Esperanza on the northern tip of the continent’s peninsula, beats Antarctica’s...

6th Feb 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Temperatures in Siberia have broken a new record, but not for recording icy figures as usual in the winter, but for high temperatures. "As reported on Thursday (6.02.2020) the Russian meteorological authorities, 1.5 positive degrees were recorded in the Tyumen...

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