Middle East burns .. and the Iraqis had a choice "sweating or starvation."
Middle East burns .. and the Iraqis had a choice "sweating or starvation."
Burn standard temperatures this summer Bldn the Middle East, especially the Arab countries as Aeracodol Gulf, where climate experts warn that the wave becomes a harbinger of what is worse.
United Nations officials and scholars weather is expected to face the peoples of the region 's growing in the coming decades severe scarcity of water , and a massive rise in temperature makes it difficult to human survival and other consequences caused by global warming, according to a report in The Sydney Morneg Herald , Australia.
If this happens, it is likely that a more arise more conflicts and refugee crises, which is the case now, according to what was said Adel Abdellatif, Chief Advisor to the Regional Office for the Arab Dan United Nations Development Programme.
Said Abdul Latif, who is studying the impact of climate change on the region: "This illustrates the strange weather that climate change is already affecting negatively affected at the moment and it represents one of the biggest challenges facing this region."
These countries already faced summers warmer in recent years, but this year (2016) is more severe.
Parts of the United Arab Emirates and Iran have seen exceeded 60 degrees Celsius heat index during July 2016, while the maximum temperature reached in Jeddah , Saudi Arabia , about 52 degrees.
Soon , the area south of Morocco with a colder climate warmed during the month of July 2016 to between 43 and 47 degrees.
In May / May of the same year, it caused temperatures unprecedented in Israel in the fires and the incidence of heat-related illnesses in the green.
However, temperatures were amazed at Kuwait and Iraq observers, in the July 22, 2016, Mercury has warmed up to 54 degrees in Basra in southern Iraq.
Before that, one day, reached 54 degrees dusty area in Kuwait. If the World Meteorological Organization confirmed those statements, the two cities have Sjlta higher temperatures in the eastern half of the globe at all.
The bad news is not over yet. It is expected that the heat wave continues in Iraq during this week ( the second week of August 2016).
Ghuman said Zainab, a university student , aged 26 years and resident in Basra: "become like walking out of the house the center of hell."
She added: "As if everything your body - your skin and your eyes and your nose starts - in the combustion."
Ghuman was rarely leave the house
during daylight hours since June 2016, when temperatures began to
exceed 49 degrees and turned metal objects abroad to flaming objects.
At that time, Ayman al- Karim began to feel that he boxed.
Eng ., 28 - year - old who works in Basra 's state oil company said that instructions had been issued to employees to stay in their homes for several days during the month of July 2016. He and his family are trying not to go out to the outside of the house before seven o'clock in the evening.
Karim "We are prisoners."
He noted the Iraqi economic expert on behalf of Antoine weather that has caused serious damage to the country 's economy.
It believes that the Iraqi national product - of $ 230 billion a year - has fallen between 10 to 20% during the summer.
Iraqi officials have reported that dozens of farmers across the country are struggling to protect the crops withered, while the overall productivity of the workforce goes down.
Hospitals have seen an increase in the number of cases of drought and heat stress.
Tens of thousands have faced Iraqis displaced by fighting between government forces and the organization "Daash" heat wave inside the tents and temporary accommodation centers.
Humanitarian aid organizations have not been able to reach because of restrictions on the budget and the restrictions imposed by the Iraqi government and the risks related to work within the scope of the war.
One official said one of the aid organizations have not been Tvodah discuss the issue publicly, and then spoke on condition of anonymity , said: "Maybe a lot of them dying, but it is difficult to know it."
In Baghdad, it reached temperatures in the Baghdad International Airport to 43 degrees or more every day since June 19, 2016.
The Iraqi government announced a multi - mandatory public holidays due to the heat wave. Even when that happens, many of the public servants going to work anyway have to enjoy permanent government headquarters disposable air conditioning.
Most of the houses and shops of Iraq and suffers from blackouts on a daily basis over 12 hours or more. Most Iraqis - is in contrast to the wealthy neighbors in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia - are very poor and can not afford to turn on the air conditioning throughout the day, requiring such luxury pay exorbitant fees for gas - powered generators.
The streets of Baghdad without passers -by during the daylight hours, however, some shops remain open. Either the sweat work or starving at home, according to what was said Issa Mohsen, dealer fruit district of Karrada in central Baghdad.
Mohsen said recently: "Look out there. It 's air - conditioning unit, but I can not pay the required fees to run the generator."
The main reason behind all this to the high - pressure system; however, it seems extreme shift in weather patterns in the country and very clear, according to Mahmoud Abdul Latif, spokesman for the Meteorological Authority in Iraq, who said that the number of days that exceeded the temperature 48 degrees in Baghdad doubled in recent years.
He added: "40 years ago, temperatures were up to this rate for 4 or 5 days, but the wind was raised sand and lead it to the surface cooling. But it does not happen now."
Climate scientists believe that this is not surprising.
A study published in Nature Climate Change in October / October 2016 predicted that the heat waves in parts of the Gulf that could threaten human life at the end of this century.
The researchers predicted the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Institute of Cyprus in Nicosia recently dark fate similar to the Middle East and North Africa, a vast region of space is inhabited by about half a billion people at present.
Francesca Deschatl, an expert has said water issues as the Middle East that the governments of the region in general is not ready now to deal with the growing climatic shifts peoples.
Those governments have failed over the years to address these problems adequately , despite warnings of climate experts and agencies of the United Nations, and possibly too late for that now.
400 million Arabic
The United Nations expects to reach a population of 22 Arab countries - currently $ 400 million - to about 600 million by 2050. This will lead to the imposition of the enormous pressure on countries that predict climate scientists down the rain fall out rates and increased salinity of groundwater as a result of high - level rise the sea.
Most countries in the region already facing severe water crisis due to the dry climate and the increasing consumption of agricultural practices is useful.
Analysts point to government treatment is appropriate to the drought is unprecedented in Syria due to the country's devastating civil war, which led to the massive influx of refugees to Europe.
In 2015, Iraqis gathered in Baghdad to protest the government 's inability to provide electricity during the heat wave scorching the separation of the summer. The protests did not lead to changing the situation. The double Iraq 's population of 33 million by 2050, according to some estimates.
Deschatl said: "Countries in the Region is ready to cope with the effects of climate change."
Staff of Farhan , aged 33, who lives with his family near Baghdad inside a small shack made of tin displaced camp believes that such scorching heat waves unexpected recurrence.
He said he was injured last month of typhoid caused by contaminated water during this summer. To ease the heat unit, sons of this water is used to fill the bathtub.
In early August / August 2016, he has been transferred and father Jassim , aged 69 years after he lost consciousness due to the heat wave.
Farhan and talked about his father while sitting inside his hut festering "Fortunately, only bruises and did not break any of his bones."
"Iraqis are strong people. But this heat quite like fire. Will people can adapt to the fire ?!".