A recent climate study found that the Middle East is getting warmer almost twice as fast as the rest of the world. The average temperature rise in the Middle East has been 0.45 degrees Celsius per decade, while the average rise around the world has been 0.27 degrees per decade.
If nothing is done soon, the area could warm by about 5°C by the end of the century if nothing is done.
According to the paper, this could go beyond “important thresholds for human adaptability” in Middle Eastern countries, where more than 400 million people may experience intense heatwaves, droughts, and even sea level rises.
The paper says that the hotter and drier weather will have a “critical effect” on “almost all” parts of life. The research said that this would make people die more often and make the “differences between the more wealthy and poorer communities” in the area worse.
As the oil-rich Middle East is expected to overtake the European Union as one of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, it has also become a major contributor to global warming.
Before the COP27 climate summit of the United Nations in Egypt, the report was made public.