Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
4) Discuss the impact of global warming on future economy and Jobs, explain more so specifically with respect to Indian scenario.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the report, ‘Working on a warmer planet: The impact of heat stress on labour productivity and decent work’ anticipates an increase in “heat stress” resulting from global warming. It projects global productivity losses equivalent to 80 million full-time jobs in 2030, and the projection of 34 million jobs would make India the worst affected.
Demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the impact of global warming on future economy and Jobs.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments
Structure of the answer:
Briefly discuss the recent trends in global warming, highlight the recent trends in it.
The answer should discuss the following –
The report defines heat stress as heat in excess of what the body can tolerate without suffering physiological impairment. It generally occurs at temperatures above 35°C, in high humidity. Excess heat during work is an occupational health risk and restricts workers’ physical functions and capabilities, work capacity and thus, productivity.
Take hints from the article and the report state how global warming can directly impact the job scenario and the economy.
Conclude by suggesting measures to tackle such adversaries.