Labor and Climate News

U.S. Economy Faces Hit from Climate Change

The New York Times reports: A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming,...

Jobs, Anyone?

According to the new IPCC report released October 8, the world will have to invest $3 trillion dollars a year to keep counter global warming. That’s an awful lot of jobs! Sources: Implications for new investment » Full report » 

Feeling Heat-Stressed-Out?

In a recent article on “Public Law and Climate Disasters,” Sidney Shapiro and Katherine Tracy conclude, “The health, safety, and economic risks to workers associated with climate change have not received the attention they deserve.” Rising temperatures associated with...