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Boston Globe (April 5)

2021/ 04/ 07 by jd in Global News

“After a year of forced dormancy, the restaurant industry is scrambling to get ready for an expected boom this summer…. Despite a massive labor pool, some restaurants say they are having trouble finding people willing to return to the business. The pandemic, it seems, prompted some to reconsider life in an industry notorious for difficult working conditions.”


MarketWatch (October 11)

2020/ 10/ 13 by jd in Global News

“For those of you expecting the world to return to some sense of normalcy by the time 2021 rolls around, JPMorgan Chase JPM CEO Jamie Dimon has a message: ‘We’re going to have to live with this.’” Dimon does not “expect normality to return until the summer of 2021.”


Detroit Free Press (August 12)

2020/ 08/ 13 by jd in Global News

“After a spring of wishful thinking, a summer of flimflamming, and 48 hours of confusing, closed-door debates, the Big Ten has finally canceled its fall sports season, which to most fans means: football.” This was no surprise and “shortly thereafter, the Pac-12 did the same…. All the other conferences should follow suit.”


Bloomberg (July 26)

2020/ 07/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Countries around the Mediterranean Sea were praying that a glimpse of tourism would get them through the summer before the cold snap drives people indoors and ushers in a second chapter to the pandemic. Now,” with resurgence in Spain and France, “it appears the spread of the virus may not wait for the winter months.”


Boston Globe (July 24)

2020/ 07/ 25 by jd in Global News

Baseball’s return “resonates so strongly in this time of pandemic, one that channels the basic gratitude we feel for the one sport that has always made summer feel like summer.” But bringing it back isn’t easy. It’s a fragile achievement that raises competing priorities. “It’s good to have baseball back, but it’s complicated too.”


LA Times (October 6)

2019/ 10/ 08 by jd in Global News

“The Arctic is transforming more rapidly than anywhere else on Earth, with temperatures rising at twice the rate seen elsewhere.… Nobody can be certain when the Arctic sea ice will be gone, but scientists agree that we are on a precarious downward spiral. The loss of nearly all Arctic sea ice in late summer seems inevitable, and an ice-free Arctic Ocean will probably arrive within decades, if not sooner.”


South China Morning Post (September 2)

2019/ 09/ 03 by jd in Global News

“Hong Kong will have to endure more of the protest-ridden heat as the unrest continues beyond summer. And it’s going to heat up indeed. So the question remains… how long before Beijing runs out of patience?”


The Economist (April 29)

2017/ 05/ 02 by jd in Global News

“Those who doubt the power of human beings to change Earth’s climate should look to the Arctic, and shiver…. In the past 30 years, the minimum coverage of summer ice has fallen by half; its volume has fallen by three-quarters. On current trends, the Arctic ocean will be largely ice-free in summer by 2040.”


Los Angeles Times (October 4)

2012/ 10/ 06 by jd in Global News

“The United States experienced the warmest July in its history, with more than 3,000 heat records broken across the country.” Globally, it was 36th year in a row that temperatures in July have exceeded the average of the 20th century. There’s one good thing about all the heat. “The increasingly powerful evidence of a long-term warming trend is making climate-change denial more difficult to defend.”


The Guardian (September 17)

2012/ 09/ 19 by jd in Global News

“Sometimes, the future arrives with alarming speed.” In 2000, scientists warned urgent action was needed; otherwise summer sea ice would disappear from the Arctic Ocean by 2050. The actual results have been “far more dramatic….The summer Arctic could be an open sea within a decade.”


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