It’s Getting Hot in Here, So Bake A Lot of Rolls

Tiago Rachelson:

A recent study by people from Loyola Marymount University and MIT have come forward and said that, ” Climate change could leave major cities in a key part of the Middle East, the oil-rich Persian Gulf region, unfit for humans to survive.”

Persian Gulf includes Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, and other Middle Eastern cities.

Why? Because it will be so hot that places like Kuwait City can reach temperatures of 140 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100 due to the trend of carbon emissions, and the location of the city in terms of nearness to the Equator.

“Our bodies react to heat by producing sweat, which then evaporates and cools our skin by a process known as evaporative cooling. But as the temperature and moisture in the air increase, that process becomes less and less effective. It can reach a point where a body can no longer cool off.”

In some parts of the region, the dry ones, the extremely hot temperatures will be suitable to live despite astonishing heat, like Kuwait City.

There’s a plan. The plan is called a mitigation scenario and it would lead to cutbacks in future carbon emissions. This way there wouldn’t be the peaking of deadly temperatures. 12-visit-abu-dhabi-home-page-2014

 

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/27/world/persian-gulf-heat-climate-change/index.html

 

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