2015-10-26. Extreme heatwaves could push Gulf climate beyond human endurance, study shows.

posted Oct 30, 2015, 9:25 PM by Alan Gould
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian. For GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: 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 emissions. ...The 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 [http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nclimate2833]....  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/26/extreme-heatwaves-could-push-gulf-climate-beyond-human-endurance-study-shows  See also 2015-10-27. Report predicts temperatures too hot for humans in Persian Gulf. By Joby Warrick Washington Post. "A scientific study released Monday warns that at least five of the region’s great metropolises could see summer days that surpass the ‘‘human habitability’’ limit by the end of the century. Heat and humidity would be so high that even the healthiest people could not withstand more than a few hours outdoors...." https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2015/10/26/report-says-climate-change-could-push-persian-gulf-temperatures-lethal-extremes/8RvxLlDbgnl0co4PSywagP/story.html
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