Climate Change Will Make These Places Too Hot to Live

New study identifies which regions will be 'unlivable' for long stretches of time
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2023 4:40 PM CDT
Extreme Heat Will Make These Places 'Unlivable'
Skyline seen from the observation deck of "The View at The Palm Jumeirah" in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.   (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

As global temperatures rise, long stretches of extreme heat will make certain regions 'unlivable' for weeks at a time, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says. The Washington Post breaks down the bleak report, which projects what temperatures will look like in different scenarios: Earth warming by 1.5, 2, 3, or 4 degrees Celsius. While young, healthy people may withstand extreme heat for a few days, longer stretches make it uninhabitable. "It's when you see these accumulations of weeks or months of this at a time that things become 'too hot for humans,'" says lead author Daniel Vecellio. The areas most affected under these warming scenarios are in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with the following locations topping the list:

  • Lahore, Pakistan
  • Al Hudaydah, Yemen
  • Delhi, India
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Bandar Abbas, Iran
(More climate change stories.)

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