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Life at 50C: The Baghdad traffic cop who works in 50C heat

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Iraq is likely one of the most climate-vulnerable locations on Earth. In Baghdad, traffic police sergeant Sa’d Saddam Abdulhasan is answerable for one of many metropolis’s busiest junctions. He retains town shifting however to take action he should work in 50C heat, whereas standing on black asphalt.

Meanwhile, farmer Sheikh Kazem fights to proceed farming his ancestral land regardless of excessive heat and worsening water shortages.

With 2021 set to be one of many hottest years on Earth, the BBC’s Life at 50C season presents the truth of local weather change.