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December 9, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside

Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for "soul-crushing" cold.
Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that's 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don't try it. That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe. Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the new record is "50 degrees colder than anything that has ever been seen in Alaska or Siberia or certainly North Dakota." "It's more like you'd see on Mars on a nice summer day in the poles," Scambos said, from the American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco Monday, where he announced the data. "I'm confident that these pockets are the coldest places on Earth." Cold dis-comfort: Antarctica set record of -135.8

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 9, 2013 6:14 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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And it's SUMMER in Antarctica!

Posted by: Kevin Baker at December 10, 2013 2:58 PM

But, but . . . . . GLOBAL WARMING!

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at December 11, 2013 10:08 AM

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