While people in the U.S. are freezing their asses off due to the low temperatures, other parts of the world are melting. New weather reports have revealed the coldest and hottest places on Earth (so far) and honestly, things don't look pretty.
In case you were wondering, both Eureka Nunavut in Canada and Jakutsk, Russia were recorded at a temperature of minus 38 degrees on Saturday, making them the coldest places on the planet. Mount Washington in New Hampshire also topped the list tying at second place with Armstrong, Ontario, both with temperatures at minus 36 degrees.
Meanwhile, our friends over in Australia were dealing with being "the hottest place on Earth."
The Official Bureau of Meteorology of New South Wales reported that the temperature near Sydney on Sunday afternoon was recorded at 117.1°F. "The last time this part of Australia recorded temperatures this high was the year World War II started," according to Quartz.
These unusual temperatures that kicked off 2018 have taken a real toll on people and it's only further proof that climate change is real.
Not only has it snowed in "warm weather" U.S. states such as Florida and Texas, but the wacky weather is freezing sharks and killing iguanas, amongst other things.
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