Soaring global fuel prices threaten livelihoods and social stability

“NO ES SUFICIENTE” – It is not enough. That was the message Protest leaders in Ecuador delivered to the country’s president last week after he said he would cut the price of both regular petrol and diesel by 10 cents in response to riotous demonstrations over soaring fuel and food prices. Anger and fear over … Read more

‘Stretching’ the continents 56 million years caused global warming, study finds

The 'stretching' of the continents 56 million years ago likely led to one of the most extreme periods of global warming in Earth's history, new research suggests.  Pictured is a false color satellite image of the Faroe Islands - one of the locations studied by scientists

The stretching of the continents 56 million years ago likely led to one of the most extreme periods of global warming in Earth’s history, new research suggests. During this time, the planet experienced a temperature rise of 5-8 °C (9-14 °F), culminating in the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which lasted about 170,000 years. It caused … Read more

‘Stretching’ the continents 56 million years caused global warming, study finds

The 'stretching' of the continents 56 million years ago likely led to one of the most extreme periods of global warming in Earth's history, new research suggests.  Pictured is a false color satellite image of the Faroe Islands - one of the locations studied by scientists

The stretching of the continents 56 million years ago likely led to one of the most extreme periods of global warming in Earth’s history, new research suggests. During this time, the planet experienced a temperature rise of 5-8 °C (9-14 °F), culminating in the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which lasted about 170,000 years. It caused … Read more

Global markets are fueling ahead of a big week for central banks

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 1, 2022 in New York City. Brendan McDermid | Reuters LONDON – Global stock markets fall sharply after May’s US inflation figures reignited fears that central banks will be forced to aggressively tighten monetary policy. Friday’s much-anticipated CPI report came … Read more