Kjellstrom, Tord; Kovats, R Sari; Lloyd, Simon J; Holt, Tom; Tol, Richard S J
Global climate change will increase outdoor and indoor heat loads, and may impair health and productivity for millions of working people. This study applies physiological evidence about effects of heat, climate guidelines for safe work environments, climate modeling, and global distributions of working populations to estimate the impact of 2 climate scenarios on future labor productivity. In most regions, climate change will decrease labor productivity, under the simple assumption of no...[Show more]
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