Hoda Abdallah kneeling in the Grass, looking for a power outlet. But actually, she's looking for something completely different – the perfect garden: the murmur of water, chirping birds, flowers. When she has found the outlet at last, it appears behind the bird cage again. It gurgles quietly. Hoda Abdallah with a smile.
she sits here, especially in the morning, with a Cup of coffee and Arabic music. Sometimes she takes off her house Slippers to feel with your feet on the plastic grass. If you then leans back in her rattan chair, and upwards looks, she sees a light plate made of plastic. As in the greenhouse. This is your garden.
a few years Ago her husband had a tear a couple of walls in your Villa. Since then, the garden is in the middle of the room. Why not? In the spring, the real garden is reminiscent on the outside of the house to a haystack.
In Kuwait, this mini-state on the Persian Gulf, it has on this day, 49 degrees, and it is just after lunch. In the West, you know the country from the nineties, when Saddam Hussein's tanks rolled on the Promenade of the capital. At the time, it was apart of the Iraqi dictator on the Kuwaiti oil Fields.
The garden is in the house in
Since then, it has become quiet around the desert state, wedged in between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. In Kuwait, the world is breaking records. For example, on the 21. July 2016, as the weather recording station in Mitribah and 53.9 degrees. The world meteorological organisation sent meteorologists in the desert West of Kuwait city, and confirmed the Numbers: So hot it was since the beginning of the official records 76 years ago, nor in any place of the world.
In Hoda Abdallahs Indoor garden won't feel a thing, it has 18 degrees. All the Blinds in the house are closed. Only in the garden a little bit of natural light. "This is now my Kingdom," says Hoda Abdallah and looks of the artificial grass in the living room, a green spot between the cream-colored sofa, lamps, tiles. Daughter Lulu slides in his socks across the floor.
"Every step is one too many"
The six-time mother is a beautiful woman, small, feminine figure, soft facial features. Only her look is tired. Late 40's, she was again pregnant, the child came up with a intellectual disability to the world. Hoda Abdallah didn't want it to take care of. "I don't trust anyone when it comes to Lulu," says the 63-Year-old. So you gave up then your Job as a home Economics teacher, and stayed home. Actually, you would encourage your daughter likes more, maybe to the ballet bring. "But take, to pick up, how should I do that? Each step in front of the front door is one too many."
"Kuwait of the armpit on the planet. For us, the whole Sweat collects."
In the summer for Kuwaiti families, not Outside. Because outside the sun is. You don't see them usually, sandstorms, set a grey veil over the city. But you can feel them. Who goes out, thinks, to run in a hot dryer. Outlines disappear in clouds of Sand. There are no colors, no contrasts. Even the sea seems to be seamlessly integrated into the city's move – the same sandy grey.
at lunchtime, the sidewalks are almost empty, only a few workers waiting for the Bus, holding Newspapers over the head. All-terrain vehicles rushing past them, and men on motor scooters, the food deliver. Actually, it is prohibited from June to September, to work between 11 and 16 at the outside. But the delivery services are in demand in a country where no one wants to the front door. Eating is considered a Hobby, more than 70 percent of the Kuwaiti people are overweight. Per year thousands of the stomach to shrink.
"Delivery guys" earn as Issam around 700 euros per month. Locals earn an average of € 4000.
Issam brings the Kuwaitern your food up to the front door. He has just delivered to fries and burgers, a quarter of an hour he was on the road. At 51 Degrees. The shoes are not too hot? "The thicker the sole," says Issam, "the better." It felt anyway as he will dip his feet every day in hell. The 30 is used to-Year-old heat – it comes from the South of Egypt. But this, says he, that was normal.
If Issam rises from the scooter, is staggering sometimes. From and to customers, press him a bottle of water in Hand. "Probably because I look so incredibly fresh," says Issam and smiles. Twice already the Egyptians had a heat stroke: no longer was dizzy and nauseous, he knew how fast he was going. Hold was still not an Option, the running time, the customers are spoiled beautiful. "The main thing is, the food stays fresh, right?" He says that, and no, he doesn't want to read his real name prefer to be in the newspaper because of his residence status.
Issam is employed by a service provider working for different delivery services. For months, his salary is not paid in full, he says. "Delivery guys" earn around 700 euros a month. Locals earn an average of € 4000.
Shortly before midnight, 44 degrees
in The evening, Hoda Abdallah sits in the Villa of her cousin. Twice a week she meets with her Relatives. Without these evenings Kuwait would not endure, she says. It is shortly before midnight, outside it is 44 degrees, the inside 17. The women wear sleeveless dresses and High Heels. The house girl to clean up all the Pizza plate.
And the heat of climate change? You make about that? "Kuwait of the axillary cavity on this planet. For us, the whole Sweat accumulates," says a cousin. Laughter. "But to be quite honest," she says and raises her eyebrows, "in Europe, I'm sweating a lot more. Not even the trains are air-conditioned." The women nod. Their hairstyles are perfect, not a single sweat bead trickles down over the powdered skin. The heat is not an issue here, there is air-conditioning systems, water sprinklers, fans. Only that the children will have a long summer vacation, the nerve a little. But Europe, not to be endured.
If Issam in the evening, comes home, will he have enough strength just for a short phone conversation with his wife in Cairo. The complaint, but that he can tell so little, says Issam. "But I vertröste you every day for the next one." He asks you quickly, the phone's camera to turn on, so he can see his daughter. She is four months old. He has never seen you, knows you only by video chat. "My Madame is already in the wedding night, pregnant. This is a blessing, I know, but I have experienced neither pregnancy nor birth," says Issam. That's how it is. In Kuwait 3.3 million working lives of migrants; the majority comes from India, Pakistan, and Egypt. You send your money in the home, know your family just from a holiday, not more than once in a year. When Issam will be reunited with his family, he knows not.
Who can afford the Kuwaitern who leaves the country during the summer. The most going to Europe. To home climate systems more easily, Hoda Abdallah has a dozen of them on the roof. Why not run the plants if they are there? "The heat is on to avoid pulling the whole insect", says Hoda Abdallah. All do so. The point of the question. And the cost? The state covers the major part of the energy costs for its approximately 1 Million citizens – each year, about 4.5 billion euros. And that's not the Only thing the state can jump: As a free health supply, School and University education, scholarships for studies abroad, and a cheap plot of land. Quite apart from the annual payments from the oil sales. And In Kuwait there are neither income nor value-added tax.
"you would survive"
the air conditioners are heating up in addition to the climate, says Essa Ramadan, the Kuwaitern in the morning on the Radio and evening television. He is the most prominent meteorologist in the country. 1 Million people follow him on Twitter. He speaks them into the Conscience, warns of a "new radicalism of the weather". "Imagine Kuwait, a day without air conditioning. You would not survive!" And just get out of here, if it is hot, it is sometime difficult, says Ramadan. In extreme temperatures the engines of flight does not have the necessary thrust, the machines stay on the floor.
Already today air-conditioning systems consume about one-tenth of the world's most used current estimates by the International energy Agency. By 2050 it could triple this amount tripled. This could have Kuwait has a drastic impact. The temperatures could rise up to 2090 an additional five degrees on average. Ramadan is leaning forward. Every year there is heat deaths in the summer, he whispers. "But it's called just different. Heart attack instead of dying of heat." But you should not yeah say.
Created: 06.11.2019, 18:13 PM