[MCN] Global warming is not construction business-friendy

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Thu Aug 2 13:54:38 EDT 2018

In Japan, Deadly Heat Wave Tests Endurance of Even the Most Stoic ... <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/world/asia/japan-heat-wave.html>
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/world/asia/japan-heat-wave.html <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/world/asia/japan-heat-wave.html>Jul 25, 2018 - Construction workers wear battery-powered fans to avoid heatstroke, which …

Evaluation of two cooling devices for construction workers by a ... <https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40691-017-0108-y>
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by K Miura - ‎2017 - ‎Related articles <https://scholar.google.com/scholar?rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS737US737&um=1&ie=UTF-8&lr&q=related:31ipbf04nisUJM:scholar.google.com/>Evaluation of two cooling devices for construction workers by a thermal manikin ... The effect of thefans to Standard Effective Temperature (SET) is evaluated by …
“The Paris climate agreement — the nonbinding, unenforceable and already unheeded treaty signed on Earth Day in 2016 — hoped to restrict warming to two degrees. The odds of succeeding, according to a recent study based on current emissions trends, are one in 20. If by miracle we are able to limit warming to two degrees, we will only have to negotiate the extinction of the world’s tropical reefs, sea-level rise of several meters and the abandonment of the Persian Gulf. The climate scientist James Hansen has called two-degree warming “a prescription for long-term disaster.” Long-term disaster is now the best-case scenario. Three-degree warming is a prescription for short-term disaster: forests in the Arctic and the loss of most coastal cities. Robert Watson, a former director of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has argued that three-degree warming is the realistic minimum. Four degrees: Europe in permanent drought; vast areas of China, India and Bangladesh claimed by desert; Polynesia swallowed by the sea; the Colorado River thinned to a trickle; the American Southwest largely uninhabitable. The prospect of a five-degree warming has prompted some of the world’s leading climate scientists to warn of the end of human civilization.

“Is it a comfort or a curse, the knowledge that we could have avoided all this?”

New York Times Magazine August 1, 2018
Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing — except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

<<https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html <https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html>>>

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