Wednesday, April 3, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – C is for Climate Change


January 22, 2023 -  China's northernmost city, Mohe, has record low temperature of -53C (-63F)
February 3, 2023 – Coldest wind chill ever recorded in the US, minus 108 degrees, at Mount Washington Observatory, New Hampshire
February 26, 2023 – Winter storm drops snow in parts of southern California for the first time in decades, down to 1,000 feet elevation
January 3, 2024 – Lowest January temperature of -43.6 C (minus 46.5 F), recorded in Sweden
January 13, 2024 – Arctic blast with Montana registering 60 degrees below zero
February 28, 2024 – Wisconsin records 60-degree temperature swing in 24 hours, 70 degrees (21.11 C) Tuesday plunging to 11 degrees (-11.67 C) Wednesday morning


April 25, 2023 – Record April temperatures continue across Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, record 43C (109.4F)
July 18, 2023 – City of Phoenix, Arizona breaks heat record, with 19 consecutive days of temperature at or above 110°F (43.3°C) and overnight low of 97°F (36.1°C)
July 16, 2023 – Highest temperature ever recorded in China of 52.2 C (126 F)
July 16, 2023 – Persian Gulf International Airport in Iran hits a heat index high of 152 degrees Fahrenheit (66.7 C) at 12:30 p.m., which is more than humans can endure
July 2023 was the warmest month in 174 years
November 12, 2023 – Heatwave in Brazil with Rio de Janeiro reaching 42.5C with very high humidity making it feel like 58.5C
November 17, 2023 – Earth's hottest day: global average surface temperature more than 2°C (2.06°C) above pre-industrial levels
Year 2023 confirmed as the world's warmest year on record

Did you get it right?

Here’s the teaser for letter D. Remember, it’s an event from 2023 or the first 3 months of 2024. Comment on something related to the answer without giving the exact answer. Let’s play!


  1. Yes, the climate is very unstable, mainly getting warmer, but with record storms, flooding and also cold spells. It's largely our fault, but we're only twiddling at the frills when it comes to doing something about it. Sad for the next generation and those millions who will be forced to migrate.
    BTW: Subscribing to your blog doesn't work. I get the message "That's odd
    This page appears to be missing."

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Sorry about the blog problem. Unfortunately I don't know how to fix it.

  2. How can I know what you've chosen for D without some sort of clue?

  3. Daylight Savings... why haven't we deleted it?

    Mount Washington, NH is crazy. Ever been there? It's amazing, but really known for the cold and the view.

    1. Never been to NH. I'm definitely not a cold-weather person.