September 1, 2011

Record high temperatures already in 2011

Less than three-quarters into the year, six nations have seen record high temperatures including Kuwait, Iraq, Armenia, Iran and Republic of Congo. In noting this extreme weather, US-based meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground stated that no record lows have been recorded in any country thus far, only unprecedented heat.

On August 3, the city of Mitraba in Kuwait saw the thermometer register 53.3 degrees Celsius, an all-time high for the nation and a temperature never seen before in the world for the month of August.

The 2011 warming trend also repeats a theme of last year, when 20 countries reported all-time highs but none saw record lows. Extreme heat is known to be dangerous to both human and animal health, with many people who have perished to recent high temperatures in cities as well as tens of thousands of fish that have suffocated due to reduced oxygen in warming waters.

We appreciate your research and sharing of this factual information, Dr. Masters and associates, despite its alarming nature. Our prayers that humanity joins in lifestyles that restore balance to our planet and all cherished fellow inhabitants.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: The heat is so intense nowadays that government officials are genuinely concerned about your health, so they have asked you to stay indoors even, in midday hours, or to put a hat on when going outdoors,and to drink plenty of water, and constantly. You see, climate change is very dangerous to our health, the health of our parents and our young children.

The extreme heat not only makes us feel hot, but as the glaciers melt, livelihoods, food, drinking water, etc., etc., also face a real meltdown.

How do we keep the global temperature at safe levels? There is a solution.

The United Nations proposed that the best way to bring about cooling, rather than focusing on carbon dioxide, would be to reduce the shorter-lived global warming agents. These include methane, black carbon, and ground-level ozone. The fastest, cheapest way to do this is to stop raising animals for human consumption.

Sources: Mongabay, Wunderground

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