Worker Rest Breaks Seen Doubling by 2050 as Global Climate Warms

Worker Rest Breaks Seen Doubling by 2050 as Global Climate Warms

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Losses in labor capacity, or the ability to work safely in warm conditions, will double by mid-century assuming global temperatures rise by 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the study published yesterday in Nature Climate Change. Temperatures have risen 0.7 degrees since before the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s.