The Middle East Is Burning. This Threat Could Turn It Into Scorched Earth

Two recent heat waves in the Gulf are a sign of things to come as temperatures rise due to climate change. How will the region's countries deal with this new reality, and why is Israel better equipped than others?

David Rosenberg
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David Rosenberg
David Rosenberg

In the space of little more than a month, Iraq, Iran and the United Arab Emirates and other countries bordering the Gulf have suffered two blistering heat waves. In back-to-back doozies, temperatures pushed past 50 degrees centigrade (122 degrees fahrenheit), once early June and again in the first days of July. Bahrain experienced its hottest June in nearly a century.

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