29th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Flash flooding has hit the small but strategic East African nation of Djibouti, where the government and the United Nations say the equivalent of two years' rain has fallen in a single day... "A joint Djibouti-UN statement on Thursday said up to a 250,000 people have...

29th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

Needless to say, price spikes are potentially bad news in an era of gargantuan debt bubbles: "Food prices are climbing fast in the world's biggest emerging markets, posing a possible inflation threat after months of dormant pressures. "Asia's two largest developing...

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

My apologies for the lack of an economics thread this morning and Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! "We’re just a few days from the end of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. This year will go down as one of the most active seasons on record, and a few of the...

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

"The researchers that were on board the «Professor Levanidov» on the recent trans-arctic expedition have remarkable stories to tell. "Among the discoveries made was halibut on more than 200 meter depths in the Laptev Sea and snow crab in the northeastern parts of the...

27th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The era of rock-bottom interest rates is not yet over, but the powerful boost given to global property prices by easy policy since the financial crisis appears to be ending, according to Reuters polls of over 100 housing market experts. "More than a decade of easy...

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

"Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, warns a report from the UN...

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

"World trade is stuck in its longest slump since the financial crisis after another setback in September suggested the global economy is yet to turn the corner. "Volumes slipped back sharply in September compared with August, falling 1.3pc to cut short a two-month...

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

"Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, rising faster than the average rise of the last decade and cementing increasingly damaging weather patterns, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday... "“There is no sign of a slowdown,...

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

"[US] Unemployment’s at a half-century low. Inflation is near its target of 2%. And, at about 125 months, the U.S. is charting its longest economic expansion since at least the 1850s. "Look under the hood, however, and things look very troublesome. "Numerous trade...

22th November 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"...forecasts from leading Arctic researchers leave little doubt about an upcoming mild winter. "The summer of 2019 was the warmest on record, and the trend will continue into early 2020, researchers from the Arctic Regional Climate Centre (ArcRCC) Network conclude....

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