2.4 Billion Hiroshima Bombs Is “Not Much” But -36 Degrees Is “Hot”

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January 8, 2014 at 9:26 am


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26 Responses to 2.4 Billion Hiroshima Bombs Is “Not Much” But -36 Degrees Is “Hot”

  1. gator69 says:

    It is a mental disorder.

    • Nah, I just know math better than Steven 🙂

      • I suggest you take a camping trip in -36 degree weather for a few days, and then report back to us on what you figured out. Remember to bring ice, to protect yourself from the heat.

        • Do you grasp the concepts of “weather” and “climate”? What about “average”?

          How would be your reaction if instead a few degrees change from average a whole MONTH would be >20 degrees hotter than usual?

        • hot

          having a high degree of heat or a high temperature.
          “it was hot inside the hall”
          synonyms: very warm, balmy, summery, tropical, scorching, broiling, searing, blistering;

        • so you also don’t even know how to use a dictionary then?

        • stu·pid

          lacking intelligence or common sense.
          “I was stupid enough to think she was perfect”
          synonyms: unintelligent, ignorant, dense, foolish, dull-witted, slow, simpleminded, vacuous, vapid, idiotic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse, doltish; More

        • henrythethird says:

          “…Do you grasp the concepts of “weather” and “climate”? What about “average”?

          How would be your reaction if instead a few degrees change from average a whole MONTH would be >20 degrees hotter than usual?…”

          What would your reaction be to a point in history where one city had a 160-day period of temperatures of 100 degrees or greater (100F or 37.8C)? Would you claim that it was caused by global warming, or just weather?

        • “Do you grasp the concepts of “weather” and “climate”? What about “average”?”

          Weather = what happens when it’s cold.

          Climate = what happens when it’s hot.*

          *Eco Worrier Dictionary.

      • stewart pid says:

        Ha This tool claims “having -36F is certainly hot” … I’ve got a small kitchen appliance that is significantly brighter than this poor boy.
        Kalle I would suggest walking about at -36 F with your dink out to test your hot theory 😉

      • Jimbo says:

        Kalle Last (@Hohounk) you said:

        “well, considering average December temperature in Ojmjakon has been -53F then having -36F is certainly hot:”

        Then you said:

        “if average temperature would usually be around -53F then wouldn’t you say having -36F instead is comparatively much warmer?”

        Learn to use your English properly. Less cold might do but saying “having -36F is certainly hot” is wrong use. It is not hot. It’s cold, colder than a home freezer.

  2. geran says:

    We’re not laughing AT Kalle, we’re laughing WITH Kalle.

    Oh, wait….

  3. Robert Austin says:

    In regions where the average temperature is as cold as -53F, the temperature swings are typically much greater than regions with warmer temperature regimes and this fact is based on simple physical principles. So 17F above the average is not unusual at these low average temperatures. So -35F would obviously be hotter than -53F but your average citizen, unlike Kalle, would never confuse -36F with being “hot”

  4. Bob Greene says:

    I have made jokes about heat waves and balmy temperatures in increases from -25F to 10F, but unlike the Post, I’d never seriously describe the temperature as “hotter”. That is an inappropriate choice of words with apparent intent to deceive. I’d think Mr. Last would recognize the intentional misuse of the language.
    Years ago, I took my Scout Troop camping a couple times that turned out to be below 0F, one trip the temperature unexpectedly went down to -25F. I’d describe that as colder than 0. We did take ice, Steve, but I suppose it kept the food warmer, since it didn’t freeze solid.

    • gator69 says:

      I used to winter camp alot, in Europe and here in the US. I learned early on that a cooler full of ice is one of the best ways to keep beer from freezing.

  5. Obviously the little wazzock does not understand kinetic energy.

  6. Andy DC says:

    “Hot” is a very poor choice of words. Maybe “less harsh” or “relatively mild” would be a better use of the English language

  7. Billy Liar says:

    Hey, it’s the Dunning-Kruger guy again!

  8. Karl W. Braun says:

    Average high in December for Oymyakon is -42°. Here is a climate data table from Wikipedia, sourced from Russia’s Pogoda i Klimat:

  9. Ben says:


    You are under a misconception. Due to changes in specific heat, it requires less than 1/4th the energy to raise the temperature of air from -53°C to -36°C when compared to raising the temperature of air 10°C to 27°C

    Another way to state it is: Record the amount of energy necessary to raise the temperature of air from -53°C to -36°C. The identical amount of energy would only increase the temperature of air from 10°C to 14°C

    Summary: The colder the air, the greater the expected swing in temperature for the same input of energy.

    Remain calm and trust the tens of thousands of actual experiments that have verified this fact.

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