Construction Workers and Climate Change

Posted on: Fri 17 Jan 2020

In the first week of December, Sydneysiders inhaled the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day of bushfire smoke. As air quality plummeted, intense heat caused stress to workers unable to escape to airconditioned offices.

Freya Newman is a researcher at the Climate Justice Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney. She spoke to Packed Lunch about the effect of climate change on construction workers and other outdoor professions.



Produced by Peter Burdon.

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