Global Warming Will Collapse Labor Or Somethin

What would Labor Day be without the always wacky Joe Romm chiming in?

(Climate Progress) Global warming is projected to have a serious negative impact on labor productivity this century. Here is a look at what we know.

In 2013, a NOAA study projected that “heat-stress related labor capacity losses will double globally by 2050 with a warming climate.” If we stay near our current greenhouse gas emissions pathway, then we face a potential 50 percent drop in labor capacity in peak months by century’s end.

Many recent studies project a collapse in labor productivity from business-as-usual carbon emissions and warming, with a cost to society that may well exceed that of all other costs of climate change combined. And, as one expert reviewing recent studies put it, “national output in several [non-agricultural] industries seemed to decline with temperature in a nonlinear way, declining more rapidly at very high daily temperatures.”

Good thing real world warming isn’t cooperating with Warmist doomsday, eh?

Of course, the reality is that human society does better during warm periods than cool ones. Also,  Warmist/Progressive policies do more to harm workers than a tiny increase in global temperatures.

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4 Responses to “Global Warming Will Collapse Labor Or Somethin”

  1. Casey says:

    I guess these nimrods never heard of air conditioning…

  2. Jeffery says:

    Yes, indeed Casey. Brilliant idea! Why don’t we just air condition the continents? We can encase each continent in a glass dome, allowing sunlight to keep plants growing, but hook up giant A/C to pump the heat into space.

  3. jl says:

    “A 50% drop in labor capacity in peak months by century’s end.” Wow- how brave to make a “prediction” almost 85 years away.” This is way they’re called climate astrologers- “Soon, you will meet an interesting person…..”

  4. Jeffery says:


    The pH of the oceans is decreasing, CO2 is increasing from fossil fuels, the oceans are warming, sea level is increasing, Arctic ice extent is decreasing, Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are losing volume, glaciers are losing volume, 30 year interval of surface temperatures shows an increase (~ 0.15C/decade) in every dataset.

    In fact, there is no significant evident to refute the theory of AGW.

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