Climate Change Renders Hajj ‘Dangerous,’ Global Action Necessary

Morocco World News
By Souad Anouar
July 8, 2022

Higher temperatures and humidity have rendered Hajj extremely dangerous for both elders and the youth.

A recent report highlighted that climate change is making Hajj increasingly dangerous, serving as yet another sign of the global need to cut greenhouse gas emissions and respect the recommendations of the Paris agreement.

Indonesia’s Center for Islamic Studies in Universitas Nasional (PPI UNAS) noted in the report that high temperatures combined with humidity can be “extremely dangerous,” as it becomes harder for people to cool down by sweating. These conditions have prevailed in Mecca, where humidity is often high “when winds blow westwards from the sea.”

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