Here’s where the ‘intolerable’ heat will hit hardest in the Persian Gulf

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Climate change could make the hottest summer days in the Persian Gulf today the norm by 2100. The new extreme could exceed the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth, according to a study published Oct. 26 in Nature Climate Change.

And those kinds of temperatures are “intolerable” for humans, the scientists said in the study.

By 2100, if nothing is done to mitigate climate change and the world proceeds in a business-as-usual scenario, a typical extreme day’s temperatureĀ could be 113 degrees Fahrenheit in many areas, exceeding 140 degrees Fahrenheit in Kuwait City.

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