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Global warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop ‘substantially’

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Field of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) Rock Hall, Maryland Credit: Edwin Remsberg/Alamy Stock Photo.

Rising global temperatures could cause yields of sorghum – a cereal crop known for its resilience to heat stress and drought – to fall substantially, new research finds

August 14, 2017 — Sorghum is the fifth most economically important cereal in the world and is grown in some of the most arid parts of Africa and South Asia, where it is a staple food for half a billion people. Continue reading Global warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop ‘substantially’

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