MENA Salon: Climate Change and Oil Production in the Arabian Peninsula

Workshop | November 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

This week, Saudi Aramco, the most profitable company in the world, is expected to begin its initial public offering (IPO). Meanwhile, several reports from the last few years warn that parts of the Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf could become uninhabitable as soon as this century, due to deadly heat waves resulting from climate change. How are these two things connected? To what extent is oil production in the Gulf region to blame for rising global temperatures? And how are governments in the Arabian Peninsula responding to the threats posed by climate change? Join us for a discussion of the implications of Aramco’s IPO, and of the wider effects of climate change in the Gulf region.

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