India, March 7 -- Reducing greenhous gas emissions, institutional adaptation measures best options

If Earth warms by around 2 degrees Celsius ( degC) , around 800 million people will be able to do heavy work for half the duration every day compared to what they can now, according to a review paper published in the journal One Earth on March 1, 2024.

The impacts of increased temperatures and heatwaves on workers in the tropics and their adaptations to the same are understudied, the authors noted in the paper. They outlined possible solutions for adaptation to heat stress at the institutional and individual levels before, and after a heat event.

The best way to mitigate this impact, the researchers noted, is to reduce greenhouse gas emis...