Jacobabad Temperature Rises Beyond What Humans Can Handle
When the full midsummer heat hits Jacobabad, Pakistan, the streets are deserted and residents hunker down as best they can to weather temperatures that can top 52°C. This city of some 2,00,000 in Pakistan’s Sindh province has long been renowned for its fierce heat,
But recent research has conferred an unwelcome scientific distinction. Jacobabad’s mixture of heat and humidity has made it one of only two places on earth to have now officially passed, albeit briefly, a threshold that is hotter than the human body can withstand.