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Two Scenarios for a Hotter and Drier Arab World—And What We Can Do About It?

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Dec 01, 2014 / 0 Comments

By Maria Sarraf

 

If you think the summers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are hot—think again. Summers are likely to become much warmer. Global temperatures are rising; the question now is by how much and what the impact of them will be. People in the region already face very high summer temperatures—and these could get worse. Compared to the rest of the world, the MENA region will suffer disproportionally from extreme heat. The latest climate science—outlined in our new report Turn Down the Heat — suggests a couple of possible scenarios for MENA, looking at the likely impact of the rate of present day (0.8°C) warming across the region, as well as higher rates of 2°C and 4°C.

 

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