What happens when it is too hot to work?
- Heat hurts both human health and economies
“FOR TOO LONG health has been a footnote in climate discussions," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organisation, told delegates at COP28. The climate summit, which has been held almost every year since 1995, placed a greater emphasis on the effects of climate change on human health this year. The topic has moved up the agenda partly because of a growing understanding of just how deadly hotter temperatures can be.