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Old 12-11-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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Cold dis-comfort: Antarctica set record of -135.8

A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees.

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However, it won't be in the Guinness Book of World Records because these were satellite measured, not from thermometers, Scambos said.

"Thank God, I don't know how exactly it feels," Scambos said. But he said scientists do routinely make naked 100 degree below zero dashes outside in the South Pole, so people can survive that temperature for about three minutes.

Most of the time researchers need to breathe through a snorkel that brings air into the coat through a sleeve and warms it up "so you don't inhale by accident" the cold air, Scambos said.



OK... the naked part is just disturbing.

And just to make sure the global warming narrative continues...

Just because one spot on Earth has set records for cold that has little to do with global warming because it is one spot in one place, said Waleed Abdalati, an ice scientist at the University of Colorado and NASA's former chief scientist.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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I've read that scientists who over-winter at the South Pole have a "300-Degree Club" which involves sprinting from a 200-degree sauna into the -100 degree air outdoors.

Apparently spending 6 months a year in total darkness (and the other 6 in nonstop daylight) can have an effect on people's mental health.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Cold dis-comfort: Antarctica set record of -135.8

A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees.

...
However, it won't be in the Guinness Book of World Records because these were satellite measured, not from thermometers, Scambos said.

"Thank God, I don't know how exactly it feels," Scambos said. But he said scientists do routinely make naked 100 degree below zero dashes outside in the South Pole, so people can survive that temperature for about three minutes.

Most of the time researchers need to breathe through a snorkel that brings air into the coat through a sleeve and warms it up "so you don't inhale by accident" the cold air, Scambos said.



OK... the naked part is just disturbing.

And just to make sure the global warming narrative continues...

Just because one spot on Earth has set records for cold that has little to do with global warming because it is one spot in one place, said Waleed Abdalati, an ice scientist at the University of Colorado and NASA's former chief scientist.
So far man made global warming has only caused the Earths average temperature to increase by about 1 degree/degrees.

This 1 degree difference will not stop cold records from being broken. This cold record was broken by something like 3 storms coming together in a uncommon way (but without global warming this new record would have likely been about 1 degree colder.)


The problem with man made global warming is that this temperature increase will continue to grow. It is expected that in the next 100 years the Earths temperature will rise by 2-6 degrees.

You may think this is no big deal, but a 6 degrees temperature increase will alter/devastate our farming practices, melt arctic ice, cause animal and plant populations to die/move/change, ex.ex.ex.

Some republicans say "the Earths temperature often changed in the past." But when these temperature changes happened (huge numbers of plants and animals went extinct.)

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Old 12-11-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Cold dis-comfort: Antarctica set record of -135.8

A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees.

...
However, it won't be in the Guinness Book of World Records because these were satellite measured, not from thermometers, Scambos said.

"Thank God, I don't know how exactly it feels," Scambos said. But he said scientists do routinely make naked 100 degree below zero dashes outside in the South Pole, so people can survive that temperature for about three minutes.

Most of the time researchers need to breathe through a snorkel that brings air into the coat through a sleeve and warms it up "so you don't inhale by accident" the cold air, Scambos said.



OK... the naked part is just disturbing.

And just to make sure the global warming narrative continues...

Just because one spot on Earth has set records for cold that has little to do with global warming because it is one spot in one place, said Waleed Abdalati, an ice scientist at the University of Colorado and NASA's former chief scientist.
Yep. Now there's proof positive that the earth is flat.
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