New data platform from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Climate Impact Lab provides the first empirical, peer-reviewed evidence that climate impacts will fall disproportionately on the poor
Rising average temperatures, greater temperature variability, and more frequent and severe temperature extremes will make it harder to sustain optimal working conditions.
Workers in agriculture, construction, utilities, and manufacturing are among the most exposed.
Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure
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