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Dec 21, 2018

If you think, that climate changes are just topic for intergovernmental discussions – we’ll disappoint you. Temperature about 119 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 48 °C), natural disasters and plenty of humidity – with all this humanity will face up in the nearest future.

Climate changes are very real and humanity is already seeing the effects.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the new report. It discusses how even a rise in temperature for only half a degree could lead to serious catastrophic consequences, Business Insider informs.

This half a degree will make drought-prone regions much more likely to experience severe drought. And areas prone to heat waves or intense hurricanes will also get more such disasters. These factors can cause huge human migration and mass animals’ extinction.

That is, the usual continental climate will become similar to Dubai modern climate.

During the long summer in Dubai, lasting from mid-April to October, the temperature makes unable to be on the street for more than a few minutes. The temperature is regularly around 105 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 41 °C) and reaches 119 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 48 °C), with plenty of humidity.

But there is an interesting solution –  whole interconnected infrastructural complex with climate-control.

So if you work in an office, you may not fall under the hot sun for a whole week, because offices, shopping centers, parking lots and houses have climate-control systems.

But for people, who work in low-skilled jobs, this climate is a real challenge.

Furthermore, new buildings and infrastructure projects in Dubai are considering future climate changes. For example, a large shopping center Dubai Square will become more than a place for shopping. It will be a whole social space, where 3 generations of a family can spend time.

Dubai Square will imitate a wide city street with entertainment center for concerts and theatrical performances, shops and beauty salons. There will be even Chinatown.

It is difficult to say that this is de-facto bad when such climate-controlled areas provide livable places outside of the home in a city that desperately needs them. But there is a feeling that something is being lost when all public spaces exist solely so that large corporations can make a profit.

So, where is our hyper-consumers world heading in the event that the world cannot act together on climate changes? The answer is – Dubai.

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