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Temperature in Kuwait hits 54 Celsius, sets possible record

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Dohuk, Iraq, Sharia camp (file). Photo: OCHA/Gwen McClure

July 27, 2016 — The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations specialized agency, will set up a committee to examine whether a 54 degrees Celsius temperature recently recorded in Kuwait, has set the new highest temperature for Asia, as well as for the entire Eastern hemisphere.  Continue reading Temperature in Kuwait hits 54 Celsius, sets possible record

Hotter climate causing lower worker productivity

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A woman covers her face under the scorching heat of the sun while walking along the financial district of Makati. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

The global economic cost may be more than $2 trillion by 2030, according to the study on the impact of climate conditions on occupational health

MANILA, Philippines — Climate change is taking its toll on countries’ labor productivity, as a recent study revealed that in Southeast Asia alone, “as much as 15% to 20% of annual work hours may already be lost in heat-exposed jobs.”  Continue reading Hotter climate causing lower worker productivity

Global warming set to cost the world economy £1.5 trillion

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Extreme heat can be fatal, particularly to young and elderly people, but it also causes everyone to slow down, meaning they cannot work as hard AP

‘If you are physically active in work, the hotter it is, the slower you work’

July 19, 2016 — Global warming will cost the world economy more than £1.5 trillion a year in lost productivity by 2030 as it becomes too hot to work in many jobs, according to a major new report.  Continue reading Global warming set to cost the world economy £1.5 trillion