26th June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"At least 107 people died from lightning strikes in northern and eastern India, officials said, during the early stages of the annual monsoon season. "Some 83 people were killed in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar after being struck by lightning, and another 24...

26th June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Embattled businesses and households could suffer a meltdown after racking up “unmanageable” debts during the severe recessions triggered by Covid-19, the International Monetary Fund has warned. "Corporate debt piles – already at historically high levels when the...

25th June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"For the second straight year, an unusually large number of intense fires have ignited in the Arctic Circle, the polar region atop Earth. "It's now been anomalously warm in Siberia for nearly six months, and temperatures likely eclipsed triple digits in a Siberian...

25th June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The International Monetary Fund has slashed its global economic forecasts for 2020, saying the coronavirus pandemic is causing a much steeper recession and a slower recovery than initially expected. "The organization said Wednesday that it thinks global GDP will...

24th June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Rainstorms in western Ukraine have killed three people and forced hundreds of others to evacuate their homes. The flooding has affected Ukraine's western regions of Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Zakarpattya, and Lviv... "Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and...

24th June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The country will rebound, as things reopen. The bounce will seem remarkable, given how big the drop was: Retail sales rose 18 percent in May, and the economy added 2.5 million jobs. But absent dramatic policy action, a pandemic depression is possible......

23rd June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"As southern China sees some of its worst flooding in 80 years, videos have surfaced showing extreme quantities of water inundating 10 provinces and cities, threatening the vaunted Three Gorges Dam. "As China's Yangtze River Basin enters its flood season, the upper...

23rd June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"“One of the scariest things for people, even people who are managing, who are making payments, is that their budget is balanced on a knife edge,” says Lara Briehl, a debt counsellor in Washington state. “If they lose any source of income, the whole thing falls down.”...

22nd June 2020 Climate Addendum

Somehow completely forgot to post this gem from the weekend. Mind you, it is worthy of its own thread: "Alarming heat scorched Siberia on Saturday as the small town of Verkhoyansk (67.5°N latitude) reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees above the normal high...

22nd June 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The floods caused by the intense rainfall predicted for the current rainy season in Ethiopia will affect more than two million citizens, according to a study released today... "...the National Meteorological Agency predicted that rainfall in the northwest, southwest...

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