The effects of climate change aren’t just limited to melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Global warming is likely to affect human societies in all kinds of other ways, from higher rates of infectious disease to greater wealth disparities and even increases in civil unrest or war

Now, new research has revealed another way climate change could affect us: increases in hot days could cause birth rates to fall

The study, in the form of a working paper published last month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, examined the effects of “temperature shocks” — specifically, days with an average temperature above 80 degrees Fahrenheit — on birth rates in the United States Read more…

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