7. Because of drought, net terrestrial plant growth could become negative.
I wish I knew what is happening, some say the retail sector shows good signs, but the Dow Jones Industrials shot up another three digits today, plus 109 to 11,365. All world markets also increased, especially in Europe, having something to do with the stronger Euro, but, nevertheless remaining metastable because of Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy (watch for something to happen on December 14 when Silvio Berlusconi most probably will get the boot). The Japan Nikkei hit a five month high. Gold fell $6/toz to $1385 (which means investors are taking money out of gold to probably put back into other investments) and petroleum is at $88/barrel.