New leader in Libya

Mustafa Abushagur has been chosen as the new prime minister of Libya. Libya has been going through many changes. The country recently elected a new national assembly of 200 members, who voted for a new president. The president along with the assembly has selected a new prime minister. Last year, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s leader for 42 years was overthrown, and now Libya is in the process of forming a new government and a new constitution.

A fact often quoted about Libya is that a town in the country, called El Azizia, recorded the world’s hottest temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) in 1922. A team of scientists has recently concluded that this temperature reading could not be true because of inconsistencies with other temperature readings measured around the area. The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth reliably is now what used to be in the number 2 spot, and that’s in Death Valley, California, USA. The hottest temperature recorded there was 134°F (56.7°C)  on July 10, 1913. Here is a video on Death Valley.




Image Credits: H4num4n for Death Valley image