Middle East Sets New Temperature Record

Temperatures Thursday reached an incredible 54°C (129.2°F) in Mitribah, Kuwait, setting the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded outside of California’s Death Valley, according to a Weather Underground report.

 

The report, which still awaits confirmation, came during a heat wave that raised already sweltering temperatures across the region even higher. An all-time temperature […]

First Day of Spring for Middle East

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Vernal (Spring) Equinox marks the first day of astronomical spring. There’s also another, more common definition of when the seasons start, namely meteorological definitions, which are based on average temperatures rather that astronomical events.

The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator (the “edge” between night and day) […]

Climate change could make Middle East uninhabitable

Climate change could make sections of North Africa and the Middle East uninhabitable, according to a recent study.

 

Researchers at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia have found that the region – already incredibly hot in the summer – could become so warm that “human habitability is compromised.”

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