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Climate change has an impact around the world, even on countries that have so far been spared from the worst natural disasters. This is true for Qatar, which has largely escaped the catastrophic fires and floods that ravaged other places in recent years. The small Gulf state, although wealthy and stable, hosts large numbers of migrants whose home countries have been threatened by food and water insecurity, economic loss, and associated political conflicts.
As for those inhabitants of Doha who have never travelled elsewhere, they only need to step out of their air-conditioned spaces to feel the life-threatening summer heat. A further increase in temperatures could have a detrimental impact even on the desert animals that are most adapted to Arabia’s climate.