The Baghdad traffic cop who works in 50C heat

Iraq is one of the most climate-vulnerable places on Earth. In Baghdad, traffic police sergeant Sa’d Saddam Abdulhasan is responsible for one of the city’s busiest junctions. He keeps the city moving but to do so he must work in 50C heat, while standing on black asphalt.

This hardworking officer need a shade above his head or he might suffer heat strokes. Why not use traffic lights???

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