According to a new study, the rising temperatures in the Persian Gulf could soon create an environment too hot for human survival. The study which was released on Monday, revealed that five of the big metropolitan cities in the area could soon begin to experience summer heat waves that would go far beyond the human body’s capacity to survive. These extreme temps paired with high humidity levels would only allow the healthiest individual to remain outside for more than a few hours before they would reach the threshold of survival.
So when are we looking at the Persian Gulf becoming a living boiler room? Well, according to the research on the matter the cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha could experience this climate shift before the end of the century with Mecca following closely behind. The report’s authors had the following to say about their recent findings:
“Our results expose a regional hotspot where climate change, in the absence of significant mitigation, is likely to severely impact human habitability in the future.”
The research utilized examined various hotspot spikes across the globe and concluded that with global warming continuing at its current rate, a normal summer day could reach anywhere between 110-125 degrees. The authors of the study warn that in the future, city expansion will have to begin to take rising temperatures into account.