According to a new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California in the United States and recently published in the journal Nature, the best temperature for economic development is 13 degrees Celsius.
Both agricultural and industrial countries, poor and rich societies alike, show that the relationship between productivity and temperature has remained unchanged since 1960.
- 'The reason is partly human physiology,' comments Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg.
The researchers behind the study, led by Stanford resource economist Marshall Burke, say that temperature has a greater impact on humans than most people think.
Read more about the study here.
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