“Soul-crushing cold” – Antarctica sets record of -135.8

“Feeling chilly? Here’s cold comfort,” says AP science writer Seth Borenstein. ”You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for soul-crushing cold.”

“Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Better yet, don’t. 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 -128.6F (-89.2C).

Even with the soul-crushing record-low temperature staring him in the face, Borenstein apparently felt driven to include the obligatory nod to global warming:

via “Soul-crushing cold” – Antarctica sets record of -135.8.

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