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Climate change

Heat waves reveal another cost of climate change

Kimberly Adams Jul 17, 2019
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Glass installer Brian Herrera unloads a truck in Washington, D.C. He says he often has to work in extreme heat, and has several strategies to protect himself.
Kimberly Adams

A massive heat wave is rolling across the country this week, with extreme and potentially dangerous temperatures in the Midwest and on parts of the East Coast.

A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists predicts climate change will bring more extreme heat. There’s a health risk there, as well as danger for some crops. According to research from the International Labour Organization and others, rising temperatures linked to climate change also have a major effect on global productivity.

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