-- this post authored by Martin Armstrong
Scott Pruitt, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told CNBC that he does not believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a primary contributor to climate change, essentially exonerating the influence of human beings on global warming.
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-- this post authored by Simon Redfern, University of Cambridge
The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions. It seems likely that large scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere may be called for: so-called 'negative emissions'.
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Written by Sig Silber
NOAA issued their Seasonal Outlook on April 20 and JAMSTEC issued theirs at least a week earlier than NOAA which is unusual. Usually they follow pretty much the same schedule. Both forecasts assume an El Nino but with different timing. Here at GEI we think both Meteorological Agencies are incorrect on that forecast but we'll go over what they are presenting. December 2017 through February 2018 is where there is considerable disagreement or doubt regarding what we should expect for CONUS.
by The Indian Economist
-- this post authored by Kaushik Basu
Global inequality today is at a level last seen in the late nineteenth century - and it is continuing to rise. With it has come a surging sense of disenfranchisement that has fueled alienation and anger, and even bred nationalism and xenophobia. As people struggle to hold on to their shrinking share of the pie, their anxiety has created a political opening for opportunistic populists, shaking the world order in the process.
Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial
In last weekend's newsletter, I suggested the markets could rally this week with some very specific caveats. Let's review where we are. (All charts updated through Friday.)
Average gasoline prices rose 1.3 cents this past week following the previous week's 1.2 cent rise.