Workers: The Climate Canaries

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Cora Roelofs , David Wegman

Summary Statement

Last March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued another round of critical warnings: evidence for climate change is unequivocal, projected impacts are occurring and accelerating, and recent experience with severe weather events reveals tremendous human vulnerability, particularly for populations living in poverty.1 It is clear that the United States is in a position of playing catch-up on many climate change fronts. One of those is in recognizing that climate change puts hundreds of thousands of workers in jeopardy. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print August 14, 2014: e1–e8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302145) Read More: