70% of world’s workers at elevated health risks due to climate change, UN report finds

More than two out of three workers on Earth are going to experience climate change-related health risks in the near future, according to a recent report from the United Nations. The UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) found that many of the environmental conditions caused by global warming are already negatively impacting workers and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future....

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Climate scientists need power to prescribe climate policies: report

Climate scientists currently face a dilemma. A scientist’s chief responsibility is to report the observed and analyzed facts as neutrally and accurately as possible. On the surface, this would seem to preclude offering policy recommendations. Yet when comes to an issue as dire as climate change, where the stakes are literally humanity’s continued existence, it could be argued that failing to prescribe solutions is equally irresponsible....

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