The Middle East is warming almost twice as quickly as the rest of the world, according to a climate study published last September. By the end of the century, temperatures in the region could increase by an average of five degrees, exceeding in some areas the "critical thresholds of human adaptability."
Like all countries around the Mediterranean, Lebanon will certainly be impacted by these extreme heat waves, which could be three to six times more frequent during the century and 6 to 7°C more than current heat waves. According to this study, "virtually all" areas of life will be "severely affected."
So what will the Middle East look like in 25 years and beyond? And what could be the consequences for its 400 million inhabitants?
We take stock in our new explainer video.