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The way the world will end? Superstorms, soaring temperatures, droughts, fires and the collision of political, economic and environmental disasters

Hansen superstorms: the North Atlantic cool pool

It was James Hansen who, in 1981, published the first global temperature analysis at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Hansen is best known to the general the public for his 1988 Congressional testimony on climate change. …

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Cyclical analysis of the European economy in the summer of 2016. No recovery anywhere. Part 3: Construction, retail, unemploymemt and recommendations

In the EMU, construction activity output also tended downwards in June (see figure 1). The brief revival that we witnessed at the turn of the year is completely gone. In total, the output of construction is approximately 10 percent below the level of 2010. …

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Cyclical analysis of the European economy summer 2016: no recovery anywhere. Part 2

In June, the industrial production in remained practically unchanged in the euro zone (see figure 1). Germany recorded a very slight upturn, while France and Italy continue to deteriorate. It is an indisputable fact that industrial and economic development remains in the immediate vicinity of a recession remains. …

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