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.
Sources: Mongabay, Wunderground