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
Climate change

Heat waves reveal another cost of climate change

Kimberly Adams Jul 17, 2019
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
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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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