China’s North Pole – where record low temperatures plunge to -53C 

Posted: January 28, 2023 by oldbrew in climate, Temperature, weather

Beiji Village in Mohe, China’s northernmost city [image credit :]

The reporter here says it’s ‘so cold it feels uncomfortable in your lungs’ then goes on to speculate on possible/imagined links to global warming aka climate change. ‘Research suggests’…etc. The freezing cold air coming south from Siberia gets billed as an ‘extreme weather event’.
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Mohe is known as China’s North Pole for a good reason, says Sky News.

It is the country’s most northern city and is a very, very cold place.

It’s difficult to describe what temperatures this low feel like.

On Sunday it hit -53C, a new low for the coldest temperature recorded in the country since modern monitoring began.

The National Meteorological Centre confirmed the previous record of -52.3C, set in 1969, had been beaten.

It’s so cold that the air catches in your throat, it feels uncomfortable in your lungs and you almost feel like you need to cough it out.

There is a strange freezing sensation around any part of your body where moisture lingers.
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Mohe is located on the top tip of a slimmer section of China that protrudes right up into Russia – it’s surrounded by Russia from the north, east and west and is often exposed to harsh air travelling south from Siberia.

It’s around 1,500 miles north of Beijing, which is already considered pretty far north.

It’s a picturesque, snow-covered place, home to about 85,000 residents who work in industries from farming to tourism.

Some homes are modern and well-equipped, but others are old-fashioned, heated with small coal burners.

Local heating companies in Mohe have said the boilers are running at full power to help people through the winter and Beijing News reported that coal consumption has increased by a third in the city.

While extreme temperatures are not unusual here, they are around 15C to 20C lower than the average. It raises now-familiar questions about the increased frequency of extreme weather events and what’s causing it.

Full article here.

  1. Jamie Spry says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    CO2, locked up, doin’ time with the Uyghur’s. Clearly.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Sky News refers to ‘historic extremes’, having earlier said:

    On Sunday it hit -53C, a new low for the coldest temperature recorded in the country since modern monitoring began.

    The National Meteorological Centre confirmed the previous record of -52.3C, set in 1969, had been beaten. [bold added]
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    Whatever historic means, that’s not it. Sending fuel-powered reporters on long trips to experience local ‘extreme’ weather doesn’t prove anything, other than lack of concern about their own ’emissions’.

  3. oldbrew says:

    It’s not just one remote place in Asia that’s having some cold winter days.

    Uzbekistan tries – and mostly fails – to cope with shock winter
    Meteorologists say Tashkent has not seen such cold in 50 years.
    Jan 18, 2023

    By January 13, the capital was seeing temperatures as low as -19.8 degrees Celsius.

    “This figure is the minimum temperature seen in the capital over the past half century,” said Munisa Askarkhojayeva, press secretary for the state meteorological service.
    . . .
    Neighboring Tajikistan is not having a much better time of it. Stories appear daily on social media about failures in the power grid.
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    Rare snowfall blankets the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang
    Saturday, January 21, 2023

  4. stpaulchuck says:

    just like the race-hate hoaxes so rampant these days, the ‘climate catastrophe’ hoaxes are growing by the week. The media can’t sell ad space on “this week will be in the normal range for this time of year.” So, they cast about looking for ANYTHING that they can headline, point to, and say, “SEE we told you we’re all gonna die if you don’t live like stone age savages! (and give us all your money)”

    I am so, so worn out with the traditional media and their lies.

  5. Phoenix44 says:

    Cold place gets cold. Quick, ban everything.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Worst winter in a decade claims lives of more than 150 people and 70 000 livestock, Afghanistan
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    The country is suffering one of its coldest winters, with temperatures plummeting to as low as -28 °C (-18 °F) in early January – far below the nationwide average of between 0 and 5 °C (23 – 41 °F) for this time of year.

  7. oldbrew says:

    JANUARY 29, 2023
    ‘Drought’ has New Yorkers asking: ‘Where’s the snow?’

    Scientists say climate change is causing winters to be warmer and shorter.

    Let them visit northern China/Uzbekhistan/Afghanistan (158 dead, mainly shepherds) – to name a few places – this winter. See earlier comments.

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