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Climate conditions in much of the Persion Gulf/Arabian Peninsula area will often push past the limits of human adaptability by the end of this century under current greenhouse gas pollution trends, according to a new report in Nature Climate Change. These maps from the report chart temperature (T) and temperature plus humidity (TW) currently (HIST), under a future scenario of some controls on greenhouse gas emissions (RCP4.5), and under the "business as usual" scenario of no change from current emissions trends (RCP8.5). (Temperatures in degrees Celsius)


Nature Climate Change/Jeremy S. Pal & Elfatih A. B. Eltahir