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#1 Hum

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:13

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.

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.

The old record had been -128.6 degrees, which is -89.2 degrees Celsius.

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."

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

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:14

And who said there was global warming? :laugh:

 

 

This post was intended as light hearted attempt at humor, and should be taken as such.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:37

That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe.

 

-40C is the lowest temp I've ever experienced and I can second that. It's like the frost bites the air pathways inside your nose. And taking just one breath with your open mouth is all it takes to get a lung inflamation.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:43

Meh, my girlfriend's feet feel colder than that in bed at night!



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:46

That's pretty cool.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 00:42

 

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

 

Sounds like that Mars Expedition better wear a jacket.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 00:45

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 15:41

Antarctica is off my vacation list then.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 15:43

I guess hot chocolate wont work. :coffee:  I feel cold just thinking about those kinda temps! :s



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 15:50

A cool day, but you need -220°F (-140°C) to freeze CO2 out the air into dry ice “snow.” THAT would be a really cold day ;)

Coldest in Michigan: Jan. 19th, 1994 in Amasa, -53F°. Coldest wind chill: -127F° in Sault Ste. Marie. A bit brisk.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:13

And who said there was global warming? :laugh:
 
 
This post was intended as light hearted attempt at humor, and should be taken as such.

And if evolution is real why are there still monkeys

Checkmate intellectuals!

 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:29

So -93 is the record low.  Great.  What's the average in Antarctica?  -80?  -50?  -20?

 

I'm not exactly worried about the Antarctic ice melting and drowning us all if global temperatures are expected to rise by 4C within the next 100 years.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:37

And if evolution is real why are there still monkeys

Checkmate intellectuals!

 

:facepalm:

 

Lots of intellectuals also dispute global warming.

 

So -93 is the record low.  Great.  What's the average in Antarctica?  -80?  -50?  -20?

 

I'm not exactly worried about the Antarctic ice melting and drowning us all if global temperatures are expected to rise by 4C within the next 100 years.

 

Depends where you are and what season. In June its the middle of winter and it has 24hrs of night and averages at about -60 degrees celcius on the south coast which is a bit warmer than in-land towards the pole.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 22:26

If we ran air ducts to the USA, we would all have free air conditioning in Summer. :p



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 23:00

Yeah, there's record setting cold in Antarctica, so global warming can't exist. Just ignore the record setting rate of glacial melting in the North Pole, and the extreme rise in the mean temperature of the Earth.
 
Talk about being unable to walk and chew gum at the same time mentally.
 
98% of climate scientists agree that global warming is occurring. At this point, it's like denying that the Earth is round, or that it revolves around the Sun. It's just silly at best, and catastrophically foolish at worst.

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