Interesting articles at space.com. Some of the entries are related to climate change. #2 is related to ice cores and #7 is related to why hurricanes disappeared in 2006.
2. And the coldest place around here?
Far and away, the coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was -129 Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.
7. How far does regular dust blow in the wind?
A 1999 study showed that African dust finds its way to Florida and can help push parts of the state over the prescribed air quality limit for particulate matter set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dust is kicked up by high winds in North Africa and carried as high as 20,000 feet (6,100 meters), where it's caught up in the trade winds and carried across the sea. Dust from Chinamakes its way to North America, too.
Space.com, 101 Amazing Earth Facts, Robert Roy Britt, 22 July 2003