Persian Gulf may become too hot for humans, study suggests

October 27, 2015 7:42 PM

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Persian Gulf may become too hot for humans, study suggests

Its the potentially deadly mix of hot and humid that can amount to a serious health risk for people in the Persian Gulf, where warm sea water and dry desert air are major climate drivers. Without access to air-conditioning, workers like these Asian migrants (above) labouring in Dubai are especially vulnerable to heat stroke or worse.

Beyond 35 C, temperature regulation by sweating alone isn't enough to dissipate heat from the body, meaning prolonged exposure would see a human's core temperatures rise to a deadly level. That means the 77 C temperatures the study predicted for the Persian Gulf would overwhelm even the healthiest p...

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