Quick World update: September 29 2017

A few days ago I caused my decrepit middle-aged body to suffer a back injury that makes it hard to sit and write for long periods. I managed to get through a full update yesterday but it wasn’t pleasant. I hope you’ll be patient with me as I condense today’s update, and writing time. MIDDLE… Continue reading Quick World update: September 29 2017

Europe/Americas update: September 19-20 2017

WAR ON TERROR Folks, if you’re like me and you spend any time on Twitter, you may think that it’s home to some of the worst people in the world. And you’re not wrong. However, as a non-Instagram user I was surprised to learn that things may be even worse over there: Researchers say Islamic… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: September 19-20 2017

Europe/Americas update: September 18 2017

ENVIRONMENT New science suggests that the Paris climate agreement’s pie-in-the-sky 1.5 degrees Celsius limit might not be so pie-in-the-sky after all: The 1.5C target was set as an aspiration by the global Paris climate change deal in 2015 to limit the damage wreaked by extreme weather and sea level rise. It was widely seen as… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: September 18 2017

Europe/Americas update: September 9-10 2017

EUROPE CYPRUS Two boats containing 305 Syrian refugees reached Cyprus early Sunday morning, probably the largest single group to make it to the island nation since the civil war began. Cypriot police arrested one of the pilots of the two boats, and the final disposition of the refugees is yet to be decided–some may remain… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: September 9-10 2017