America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast / Impacts of Rising Heat on Labor Markets and Public Education with Dr. Jisung Park of UCLA

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In episode 108 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Jisung Park, assistant professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA.  The two talk about Jisung’s research, showing how increased temperatures can negatively impact student academic performance. Also, rising temperatures can lower worker productively, seriously impacting the labor market. As the world warms, what will that mean for the world’s economy. We also discuss the positives and negatives of adaptation solutions (air conditioning) to these emerging problems. Jisung also shares how UCLA is training the next generation of adaptation professionals.

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Topics covered:

  • Rising temperatures and what it means for labor and education.
  • How does it impact labor market and the world’s economy.
  • How do students perform with increased heat?
  • What are the legal dangers of not providing an appropriate learning environment for students.
  • How does air conditioning help with these problems and how it increases the overall climate problem.
  • Will adaptation lead to labor automation?
  • Adaptation at UCLA and opportunities for students.

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