Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.

 

Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

26th August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Wildfires Near Russia’s Nuclear Research Center Spark State of Emergency. Russian authorities have declared an interregional state of emergency as tough-to-contain forest fires threaten the country’s top-secret nuclear weapons research center, Interfax reported...

25th August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The future of global growth is in peril. [It was already in peril *before* the pandemic, as energy-constraints in particular were biting - we were just papering over that reality with totally unsustainable amounts of debt.]. ⁠ "Climate change, COVID, and ensuing...

24th August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"How climate change amplifies extreme weather like Tennessee's deadly floods and NYC's record rainfall... ⁠ "...in Tennessee this weekend as more than 17 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours around McEwen and Centerville -- a third of the region's typical annual...

23rd August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

This is so rarely pointed out that that one suspects most commentators are in deep denial about it: ⁠“The [global] economy was already a mess even before Covid struck… In reality, in 2019, before we were all so rudely interrupted by the virus from Wuhan, growth was...

21st August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the 3,216-metre (10,551ft) peak, and the precipitation is a stark sign of the climate crisis. ⁠ "Scientists at the US National...

20th August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Pandemic’s $16 Trillion Bill Will Come Due as Debt Surges: Fitch... ⁠ "Governments around the world have rolled out about $16 trillion worth of fiscal measures to prevent economic collapse during the pandemic, according to the International Monetary Fund, helping to...

19th August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Russia’s 2021 wildfires are already its largest in the history of satellite observations, burning across 17.08 million hectares of land, the Greenpeace Russia environmental group has said. ⁠ "The new record beats the previous record set in 2012, when fires burned 17...

18th August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Shipping bottlenecks set to prolong supply chain turmoil... Tenfold jump in costs since start of pandemic squeezes importers and exporters... ⁠ "The closure of a terminal at the world’s third-busiest container port is only the latest sign that turmoil in ocean...

17th August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Amid a prolonged, unforgiving heat wave in southern Europe and northern Africa, the temperature in the city of Montoro, Spain, soared to 117.3 degrees F [47.4C] Saturday, setting a record high for Spain. This topped the previous record of 117.1 degrees in July 2017....

16th August 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Where COVID-19 has precipitated unprecedented debts, climate change could trigger defaults across a planet which a United Nations panel says is dangerously close to runaway warming. ⁠ "To avert disaster, countries are committing to carbon cutting steps. But these...

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