Thursday, April 1, 2021

A is for Antarctica [Climate Change]

This year for the A-to-Z Challenge, I'll be looking at major events that happened in 2020 [the year we would all like to forget, so let's look at it first, before flushing it down the toilet].

Welcome to A!  Here's the teaser photo I included in my theme reveal post:

Most of you figured out this is Antarctica.  A few of you even guessed right that my A post is on -----


Why climate change for letter A?  Well, letter C is already taken, and I had nothing for A.  So here we are.

In 2020, record high temperatures were recorded as follows:

February 9, 2020 which is summer in the Southern Hemisphere - Antarctica's record high temperature was 69.3F [20.75C] degrees.  Imagine walking around in Antarctica in shorts and a t-shirt!,_Basse-Normandie,_FR.jpg

On June 23, 2020 which is summer in the Northern Hemisphere – Verkhoyansk, Siberia's record high temperature was 100.4F (38C).  Swimsuit weather in the Arctic Circle!

On September 6, 2020 which is summer in the Northern Hemisphere – Los Angeles County's record high temperature was 121F (49.4C).  I live in SoCal [Orange County, just south of Los Angeles County] and I remember a day of 117F.  Hot!

It's difficult to say that record high temperatures in both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres, occurring in the same year, is not caused by climate change.

Do you have any thoughts about climate change or extra hot temperatures where you live?  Let us know in the comments.

Here's a teaser for tomorrow, letter B:


  1. Well, the Australian brush fires were the result of that same heat spell. Florida has had summers that have started earlier and lasted later than I remember, though we still have not broken 100 degrees F, it has been brutal.

    Brexit next?

    1. It's been warmer here too, and last summer CA was on fire for most of the summer, so I can definitely relate.

  2. Climate changes can be seen everywhere...

    I agree with Craig, tomorrow sounds like Brexit!

    1. It does appear to be global, I agree with you.

  3. I guess I was dealing with the fires so wasn't paying attention to any other news, even though Antarctica is a close neighbour.

    1. Well, fires in Oz probably means you had a heat wave, which means you're living the climate change personally. Ouch.