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Excessive heat harms U.S. workers unequally as the safety risks from climate change soar

Bill Forte from North Sky Communications works on a fiber optic line during a heat wave gripping the Pacific Northwest in Lake Forest Park, Washington, U.S., June 26, 2021. REUTERS/Karen Ducey - RC2G8O9ARDOJ

The US west coast was recently gripped by a heatwave. Image: REUTERS/Karen Ducey

Michael Garvey
Macroeconomic Policy Analyst, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
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