'Intolerable' heat waves forecast for Persian Gulf

October 26, 2015 10:42 PM

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Heat in the Persian Gulf region, the world's epicenter of oil production, will approach 'intolerable' levels in the decades ahead due to man-made global warming, says a scientific study out Monday.

Already legendary for its searing combination of torrid temperatures and crushing humidity, heat in the Persian Gulf is forecast "to approach and exceed a threshold of human tolerance within this century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase on their current trajectory," the study in the ...

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