17 Aug '11, 3pm

6 Nations Set New All-Time High Temperature Records This Year So Far. None Set Record Lows

6 Nations Set New All-Time High Temperature Records This Year So Far. None Set Record Lows

Some more on global heat records so far in 2011: In the first eight months of the year six nations in the world have set new all-time high temperature records, with not a single country setting an all-time new national record low. Slightly shockingly, this is an improvement over records set by this time last summer, when 20 nations set new all-time record highs. Those seriously hot nations (as detailed by WunderBlog ): Kuwait (127.9°F on August 3), Iraq (127.4°F on August 3), Iran (127.4°F on July 28), Armenia (110.7°F on July 31), Republic of the Congo (102.6°F on March 8), Russia (111.7°F on July 30, the highest at a regular synoptic reporting station; automated stations have recorded slightly higher temperatures). The same source points out that the six hottest undisputed* temperatures ever recorded in Asia have happened in the past two summers. Last summer Mohenjo Daro...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/6-nations-set-new...

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