Persian Gulf faces ‘intolerable’ heat on current emissions trends

Climate Home: The Persian Gulf could be exposed to catastrophic temperatures by the end of the century if emissions of greenhouse gases follow current trends, US scientists said on Monday. A mix of severe heat and humidity in the region would push temperatures past a “critical threshold” where the body overheats as sweat cannot evaporate, according to the study published in journal Nature. Under such conditions, the cities of Doha and Dubai and parts of Saudi Arabia would become unbearable without air conditioning.......

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