CLIMATE CHANGE BRINGS PEACE TO THE MIDEAST?
Persian Gulf may be too hot for human survival by 2090. Here’s what this means for your city.
Joby Warrick, October 28, 2015 (Washington Post)
“A study predicting deadly heat waves in the Persian Gulf by the century’s end has underscored concerns about the effects of rising global temperatures on cities in other parts of the world, including the United States…[According to Future temperature in southwest Asia projected to exceed a threshold for human adaptability] Persian Gulf cities could experience extreme summer temperatures that are literally too hot for human survival…[as climate change inevitably leads] to hotter, longer heat waves and higher rates of heat-related deaths across large swaths of the planet including the U.S…[The 1998 Chicago hot spell was] blamed for the deaths of 700 people…[Danger will come from a temperature of 115 degrees F.] and humidity above 50 percent…The Persian Gulf region is already notorious for oppressive heat, with temperatures regularly surpassing 110 degrees F in the summer and heat-index values that contribute to high rates of heatstroke among outdoor workers…The study’s authors say the worst impacts could be avoided if the world’s countries can find the will to curb emissions of greenhouse-gas pollution…” click here for more