This article has pride of place in the Guardian today and addresses wet-bulb temperature.
Media articles seem to be of two types
- ‘Faster than previously thought’
- MAY happen (far) into the future if emissions are not cut at Paris (or some unspecified time in the future).
This falls into the second category.
Extreme heatwaves could push Gulf climate beyond human endurance, study shows
Oil heartlands of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Iran’s coast will experience higher temperatures and humidity than ever before on Earth if the world fails to cut carbon emissions
26 October, 2015
The Gulf in the Middle East, the heartland of the global oil industry, will suffer heatwaves beyond the limit of human survival if climate change is unchecked, according to a new scientific study.