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Extreme heatwaves could push Gulf climate beyond human endurance, study shows

26.10.2015
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Oil heartlands of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Iran's coast will experience higher temperatures and humidity than ever before on Earth if the world fails to cut carbon emissionsThe Gulf in the Middle East, the heartland of the global oil industry, will suffer heatwaves beyond the limit of human survival if climate change is unchecked, according to a new scientific study.The extreme heatwaves will affect Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and coastal cities in Iran as well as posing a deadly threat to millions of Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, when the religious festival falls in the summer. The study shows the extreme heatwaves, more intense than anything ever experienced on Earth, would kick in after 2070 and that the hottest days of today would by then be a near-daily occurrence. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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