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

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That's pretty cool.

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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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Antarctica is off my vacation list then.

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

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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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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!

 

:facepalm:

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

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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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I always wanted to know what will happend if I urinate at this kind of cold temp. Will me urine freez instantly? Hummmm....

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98% of geologists swore plate tectonics wasn't real too. Works both ways.

Now, extend those graphs about 1 million years left.

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98% of geologists swore plate tectonics wasn't real too. Works both ways.

Now, extend those graphs about 1 million years left.

Luckily, the science behind climate studies is far more advanced and in-depth than plate tectonics. 

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I always wanted to know what will happend if I urinate at this kind of cold temp. Will me urine freez instantly? Hummmm....

 

I've always wondered that too. Great minds think alike I guess.

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When I was a Scout we were camping when it hit -20F?. I can tell you for dead certain a urine stream does not freeze at that temp, but it definitely gives off a fog. Remember too that it's a salt solution at about 98.6F?, so it will take a lot to freeze it on the fly with <1m of travel..

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global warming is occurring

 

 

It certainly is happening, there cannot be doubt. The question that still needs an answer and is continually ignored to pave way for assumptions and opinions - why it is happening.

 

And why should I give a flying speck of dust about it.

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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.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/0/tmp/12/12/1895-2012?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1901&lastbaseyear=2000&filter=true

 

i don't think most anyone is disputing the claim of global warming, most just dispute the cause of it.

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i don't think most anyone is disputing the claim of global warming, most just dispute the cause of it.

 

Whether it's happening or whether it's man-made, I think it's a moot point.  Personally, I'm all for the alternative energy research--I just don't believe that introducing so-called green taxes and carbon credit will do jack-###### to save us.  This is how science gets turned into politics, and ultimately stalls.  Al Gore (a politician) hasn't done any of us any favor--only his bank account.

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It certainly is happening, there cannot be doubt. The question that still needs an answer and is continually ignored to pave way for assumptions and opinions - why it is happening.

And why should I give a flying speck of dust about it.

i don't think most anyone is disputing the claim of global warming, most just dispute the cause of it.

I was responding to comments on the first page that made no mention of causality, but rather just poked fun at the general idea of climate change. Believe it or not, there are still many who agree with Ron Paul's statement, that climate change is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on humanity.

 

Climate change is probably the most politicized topic of science since Galileo showed the fact of heliocentricity. Several groups, mainly those who profit from fossil fuels, have a divested interest in debunking global warming. The first tactic was to show that no warming was occurring. They stuck with that until the evidence became so overwhelming, and publicly known, that it was unequivocally foolhardy. Now the tactic is to show that even though they were wrong and that warming is occurring, it is not caused by the use of fossil fuels and human intervention is useless.

 

Human activity has caused at least half of climate change in the last half-century, hundreds of scientists say. They are 95% certain of this, the surest they've ever been, says a United Nations report published Friday.

That activity? Driving cars, running power plants on coal and oil, torching swathes of forestland and debris; anything involving burning carbon-based fuels and emitting greenhouse gases.

"It should serve as yet another wake-up call our activities today have a profound impact on society, not only for us, but for many generations to come," Michel Jarraud, head of the World Meteorological Organization, said at a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry echoed his words in an official statement.

"Those who deny the science or choose excuses over action are playing with fire," he said. "Once again, the science grows clearer, the case grows more compelling, and the costs of inaction grow beyond anything that anyone with conscience or common sense should be willing to even contemplate."

In 2007, climate researchers were already 90% sure that people were behind a seemingly small rise in global average temperature of about half a degree Celsius (1 degree Fahrenheit) that has already notched up extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts and flooding.

While 90% constitutes a "very likely" degree of certainty, Friday's report stating scientists are now 95% sure indicates an "extremely likely" degree of certainty, which is considered the gold standard when discussing probability.

The effects humans are already causing are expected to increase for a century or more, the report reads. Weather catastrophes, previously called storms of the century, are on their way to striking every 20 years or even more frequently.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/27/world/climate-change-report/

 

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I always wanted to know what will happened if I urinate at this kind of cold temp. Will me urine freez instantly? Hummmm....

That's not all that would freeze ... :|

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