Scorching Heat Returns to a Beleaguered Middle East

Published June 10th, 2021 - 12:07 GMT
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A man in heat-stricken Iraq uses paper as a makeshift hat (AFP/FILE)
Temperatures passed 50C in four countries in the Middle East last weekend as the region experiences increasingly frequent and intense heat waves as the Earth’s climate continues to warm. These new weather continues are symptomatic of a broader trend in hot summers across the region, a new reality that could cause extreme suffering to millions of people. A new report published in the preeminent scientific journal Nature provides a stark warning for the Middle East and North Africa. If the

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