BRITISH workers could miss as many as 33 days of work a year as a result of climate change, a new study has found. The research also found that workers in developing countries could lose a maximum of 94 days a year, with nations in Southeast Asia being most severely affected. Publishing in the Journal of Cleaner Production, the team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences began their work with a survey of how many days of work high temperatures caused people to miss in 2016. In developed countries such as the UK and the US, the average worker currently loses 3.5 days of work a year as a result of 'heat stress,' which covers sickness caused by excessive heat. In the developing world this average is 6.6 days, yet the researchers calculated that this is set to rise under all four of the main climate-change scenarios set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). If the worst-case scenario of a 4C rise by 2100 is realised, people in the developed … [Read more...] about Britons could miss 33 days of work a year due to global warming
How worried are you about global warming
If you're planning a haunted house this Halloween, you might want to set aside a room dedicated to America's real greatest fear. It could look a little bit like the U.S. Capitol. For the fourth year running, a university survey has found that nothing scares Americans more than corrupt government officials. According to Chapman University, 73.6 percent of Americans report being "afraid" or "very afraid" of government corruption, more than any other fear on the menu. But that's not the only thing keeping Americans up at night. [Spooky Sites: 7 of the Most Haunted Places in the United States] Compared to previous years, Americans are increasingly stressed about environmental degradation. Five of the top-10 fears on the list have to do with the environment, from the pollution of oceans, rivers and lakes (fear No. 2) to global warming and climate change (fear No. 9). Every year, Chapman University commissions a survey of a sample of 1,190 American adults, chosen to reflect the country's … [Read more...] about What Are Americans Most Afraid Of? Corrupt Government Officials & Global Warming.
A NEW report suggests that "rapid and far-reaching" changes are needed to combat the catastrophic impact of climate change. But what exactly is global warming, and what impact is it having on our planet? Here's what we know about the man-made crisis and what's being done to fight it. What is global warming and what caused it? Global warming describes a set of changes to the climate that is causing Earth to heat up. This rising of the Earth's temperature is often talked about in the context of the "greenhouse effect" to explain the damage being wreaked on our planet. Without the greenhouse effect the Earth's surface would be an average of about 60 degrees Fahrenheit cooler, and therefore unlivable. The effect allows gases in but keeps heat from escaping from the earth, like the glass walls of a greenhouse. However, over the past century humans have aggravated the greenhouse effect by dramatically increasing the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Human sources of CO2 come from … [Read more...] about What is global warming, what causes it and what effect is it having on earth?
posted on 22 Sep 2011, 04:32 2 1. linguistisch (unregistered) A) Al Gore didn't invent global warming he just put a spotlight on it. It does exist, you'd have to be in denial to ignore the copious scientific evidence by now. posted on 22 Sep 2011, 04:47 4 2. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011) A). I don't believe in global warming. It doesn't exist. Sure there might be some things humans are doing that is not good for the enivornment, but caliming there is global warming is going too far. posted on 22 Sep 2011, 05:10 3 4. Mike (unregistered) A) "Climate change" tends to be the preferred term as not everywhere is actually warming. There really is no debate that it exist (except amongst the uneducated masses). The debate is the cause (humans or natural earth cycle). 5. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011) B) maybe the iphone should be compared to a Lada ? 9. taco5O. (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Sep … [Read more...] about Comments for : Al Gore of global warming fame says “new iPhones” are in store for next month
posted on 12 Jan 2016, 03:53 2 1. boucha26 (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Jul 2015) Apple always doing grate job.... posted on 12 Jan 2016, 06:30 12 13. Arte9000 (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jan 2016) Do not worry holocaust demon, apple will keep you satisfied posted on 12 Jan 2016, 11:59 0 28. Pogma9 (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Apr 2015) Didn't happen!!! 33. ameran (Posts: 344; Member since: 04 Dec 2013) How can you deny such tragedy in the human history? I am sure you are denying the global warming too, because your religious beliefs are more important than real world. Go get a life. 56. Tsais (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 Jun 2009) Global warming is a hoax to eventually start charging us for breathing. posted on 14 Jan 2016, 13:45 0 46. ScrubAdubadub (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Jan 2016) boucha26 always doing grate job.... posted on 12 Jan 2016, 04:07 2 2. RajRicardo (Posts: 468; Member since: 28 Feb 2014) You forgot the app … [Read more...] about Comments for : How the iPhone 7 would look… if Apple was a democracy