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Earth at risk of heading towards ‘hothouse Earth’ state

Keeping global warming to within 1.5-2°C may be more difficult than previously assessed, according to researchers. An international team of scientists has published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, ... Read More »

Trade tensions biggest risk to global growth: IMF chief economist

Obstfeld made the remarks during an interview as the IMF released its updated World Economic Outlook report on Monday. The IMF kept its growth forecasts for the global economy unchanged for this year and the next year, but warned of escalating trade tensions that could derail the global recovery. “There are ... Read More »

Soaring temperatures may up risk of workplace injuries: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, is the first to analyse data from an entire country and evaluate the economic impact. Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) analysed data related to nearly 16 million occupational injuries in Spain between 1994 and 2013 that resulted ... Read More »