Vulnerable economies to feel heat from rising temperatures
U.K. consultancy releases report showing how future climate patterns will affect world
As the Earth’s climate continues to rise during the next 30 years, vulnerable communities less prepared to keep workers cool will lose, reports Verisk Maplecroft, a U.K.-based consultancy.
Agriculture, oil, gas and mining sectors will be impacted as the barometer rises and worker productivity subsequently slides.
“In export markets, labour capacity losses could mean price rises for importers if product availability drops or production costs increase,” says Alice Newman, environment and climate change analyst, as quoted by Verisk Maplecroft. “Supply chain disruption may also drive businesses to consider sourcing from lower risk locations, which would have a major knock-on effect on regional economies.”
At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we recognize the importance of increasing the use of solar power in health centres where power outages can occur, especially as temperatures rise and electricity could be used to help cool people down. [maplecroft.com]
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