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OSHA to ramp up workplace heat checks as global warming progresses | The Pulse – The Progressive Pulse

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Federal workplace safety regulators say they are taking steps toward protecting workers from heat-related illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Sept. 24 announced that it will finally establish a federal workplace heat standard….

Climate change brings wide range of insidious damage to global health – The Irish Times

Between severe flooding in Belgium and Germany and extensive wildfires in the western US and Canada, the last six weeks have been a dramatic reminder of the perils of global warming. The floods in Germany killed almost 200 people, while…

Why OSHA won’t protect workers from climate change – POLITICO

Before the Biden administration can respond to the latest petition, it needs more information. “We have a lot of work to do,” McCarthy said. Air-conditioning access is just one area of focus, she noted. Places where people rarely needed to…

Regulators refuse to step in as workers languish in extreme heat – POLITICO

Before the Biden administration can respond to the latest petition, it needs more information. “We have a lot of work to do,” McCarthy said. Air-conditioning access is just one area of focus, she noted. Places where people rarely needed to…

Three degrees of global warming is quite plausible and truly disastrous – The Economist

Jul 24th 2021 BY THE STANDARDS of the 21st century as a whole, 2021 will almost certainly go down as a comparatively cool year. By the standards of the rest of human history its weather looks disconcertingly like hell. Listen…

Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds – Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. The team also found that infection with the bacterium Wolbachia, which has recently been used to…

Opinion | America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps – The New York Times

Yes, it is getting hotter. And while you might be able to escape the intensifying tropical storms, flooding or droughts by moving elsewhere, refuge from extreme heat is no longer easy to find. Even in Siberia. Summers that seemed exceedingly…

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Deadly heat: how rising temperatures threaten workers from Nicaragua to Nepal

William Martínez, who as a child worked on a sugarcane plantation in rural Nicaragua, learned the hard way what many in the US and Canada are now realising: that rising temperatures are costing lives and livelihoods. Martínez, along with fellow…

Climate change will unevenly impact the European financial system | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Accurate measurement of the prospective impacts of climate change on financial stability rests on a detailed mapping of its disruptive potential, both over space and time. This requires first a careful linking of climate risk drivers, and their granular region-,…

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