(WATTS UP WITH THAT) – Global warming appears to have brought near record cold to Scott Base in Antarctica, which a few days ago endured -81.7C / -115F, almost 4 degrees below the freezing point of Carbon Dioxide (-78C / -109F).
Spare a thought for the hardy crew who are wintering down in Antarctica, experiencing near-record breaking cold temperatures. They’ve come very near to the coldest ever recorded temperature of -89.6C.
While it may have been -16C when Newshub spoke with the Scott Base crew – that’s almost balmy conditions compared to the -81.7C recorded on the icy continent this week. Antarctica New Zealand science tech Jamie McGaw says he “can’t even imagine that extreme cold.”
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