‘Chipageddon’: how a global tech crisis came to sound quite tasty

[ad_1] First chickens, and now a worldwide shortage of microprocessors … the word ‘chip’ is the latest word to gain an Armageddon flavour As if there weren’t enough disasters happening simultaneously, people are now speaking of the present “chipageddon”: the worldwide shortage of microprocessors that is affecting supplies of everything from toasters and games consoles … Read more

White House in crisis mode after Islamic State attack in Kabul kills dozens | Joe Biden

[ad_1] Joe Biden is due to address the nation about the deepening crisis in Afghanistan at 5pm on Thursday after 12 US troops and at least 60 Afghan civilians were killed in an Islamic State attack in Kabul. The US president was reportedly in the situation room with his national security team when details of … Read more

‘They just forgot about us’: a US motel of climate refugees with nowhere to go – photo essay | Climate crisis in the American west

[ad_1] If you were to drive through Medford, a small city in southern Oregon, you’d pass by an unremarkable motel. You’d see guests sitting out on their balconies, smoking cigarettes, walking their dogs across the small patch of lawn, and watching the kids laugh and play in the pool. But these people aren’t typical hotel … Read more

Iceland and Tesco warn of Christmas shortages from HGV driver crisis – business live | Business

[ad_1] “We are very short of drivers, it’s a combination of many EU drivers having decided to go home and also the ageing age-profile. “I think certainly Brexit has been a contributor to that but also improving economies, higher wages in some of the countries that they’ve come from historically, have also led to that … Read more

London’s West End is recovering from Covid crisis, says Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury

[ad_1] Shaftesbury, the central London landlord that owns parts of Chinatown, Soho and Covent Garden, has reported that Londoners and domestic tourists are returning in growing numbers, bringing footfall back to about half the level before the pandemic. The cafes, bars and restaurants in the capital’s West End are experiencing a strong recovery as visitors … Read more

We should blame men for the climate crisis | Letters

[ad_1] Arwa Mahdawi claims that men are not responsible for climate change (Don’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations, 27 July). This lets men off the hook a little too lightly. Not only are they the instigators of the ruinous Industrial Revolution, which led to the vast … Read more

Don’t tar all men with the climate crisis brush | Letters

[ad_1] With reference to Lucy Ellmann’s starkly eloquent letter (We should blame men for the climate crisis, 29 July), I have spent 30 years teaching secondary geography pupils that we don’t use the term “manmade” any more – it’s gender-biased. We should use “anthropogenic” instead. It also makes you sound cleverer. I’m not sure that … Read more