Inigo: abhorrent1: 86 is a heat wave and people die from it? WTF is wrong with you, England?Old people, no AC and poorly insulated houses.
TheShavingofOccam123: I hear people in Toronto strain their eyes staring at the CN tower...
Bontesla: ZzeusS: Yes.. Well the BBC articles give more information.They don't use air conditioning, only heating registers. So surprise heat that can't escape is surprising.Plus, they have Green initiatives in low income housing that packs a lot of insulation, so that the heat stays in. Large buildings full of people with no AC, at all, and heat can't escape due to the way it's built.So.. ovens.TMYKThis was a fantastic summary.I'd like to note one more thing: long lasting heatwaves were so uncommon - there was no need to start marketing expensive air conditioning units.However, the climate is changing. I read a fantastic article about the increased number of vineyards because the summers average hotter temperatures now. Some wine producers are moving their production facilities from the southern France because that temperature has been averaging temperatures that are far too warm to support vineyards.So, right now it's cost prohibitive to really install air conditioning on a massive scale throughout the UK. But if this warming trend continues - they're going to have to start considering their options.
CPT Ethanolic: Pussies. Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today. In the shade:[img10.imageshack.us image 800x600]
btraz70: Is that man made? It looks man made...[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x761]
maliklockett: Up to 760 people have lost their lives during Britain's blistering heatwave with figures set to rise, experts warn.A heatwave death toll has been calculated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for The Times. Researchers used temperature data supplied by the Met Office and compared the figures with previous studies conducted on deaths during heatwaves in Britain.They found that between 540 and 760 people will have perished in England alone during the first nine days of the heatwave and warn the figures could easily double in the coming days.So they perform a calculation based on temperature data and and studies conducted on previous heatwaves to get the number of deaths? Could they have gotten a more accurate figure by just COUNTING THE PEOPLE WHO DIED?
JimBob1015: How many people usually die in the UK over a 6 day period? 760 seems low.
PrivateCaboose: It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.
drb9: They are carrying surf boards where there is no surf.
xria: JimBob1015: How many people usually die in the UK over a 6 day period? 760 seems low.Rough figure is 2000 deaths per day in the UK, so the heatwave has saved ~1850 lives per day on average. /I think technically it is higher in winter and lower in summer normally anyway, but I don't know by how much, probably only +/-10% at most I would guess
oldfarthenry: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 643x375]♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫(look at the socks on that naff twat)
loki see loki do: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x540]Does the 'chick' on the left look a little too much like Tom Cruise in a blond wig?
SpdrJay: Don't these people have bathtubs of water they can cool off in rather than dying from heat? I don't get it.
skinink: Things I leaned from building computers. I son't know why they always rate CPU temps in Celsius, so I had to learn conversion: (Celcius * 9/5) + 32.
Veramar: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....It's because it's unusual here in Britain. 70 degrees is hot for over here - we're more used to wind and rain. Elderly people don't drink enough fluids in this weather and idiotic teenagers jump into rivers and lakes then drown because the water's cold and it shocks their body into shutting down.
Banned on the Run: The Daily Mail is just demonstrating how adding pics of pretty women in bikinis can improve any article.It's journalistic bacon.
Lady J: CPT Ethanolic: Pussies. Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today. In the shade:not everything in life is a competition, cupcake
brantgoose: Remember that when it 86F, it might be 105F in a car, train, or slum tenement.
brantgoose: drb9: They are carrying surf boards where there is no surf.They're English. They carry surf boards to protect them from the Sun when they lie on the beach. This habit comes in handy at tea time. While George naps, the family lays out the tea or a buffet on him. The Scots don't lie on beaches* so if you see a Scot with a surf board, head for higher ground. He's getting his money's worth out of the damn thing, so half of Norway may have fallen into the North Sea.*They lie under beaches. Don't kick at floppy hats you find on a beach. It probably has a Scotsman's head in it. A bright scarlet, very, very angry Scottish head. Being buried in the sand is not just a fun thing to do at the beach--it's protective cover. This is why Scots Regiments are experts in camouflage. That and the fact that half the regiment are former ghillies or worshippers of the pagan Green Man.Brantgoose. Spreading lies about the acceptable targets of racism since, um, 1987. Yeah, that's the ticket. 1987. 1997.
Gordon Bennett: [www.aqueous-seo.co.uk image 400x261]Scorchio!
Banned on the Run: "pretty girls in bikinis...."*scroll, scroll, scrollFark, I am disappoint/back in an hour to get this on track
brantgoose: oldfarthenry: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 643x375]♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫(look at the socks on that naff twat)I learned this as a student. Upper class and upper middle class British men dress very conservatively (note the quality of the suit and the fit) but allow themselves a bright tie and sometimes stockings (more class-insecure middleclass suits will wear standard-issue black or at the limit some shiatty colour of blue, brown or grey). Green or burgundy (claret) is the limit.It's a guess as I don't remember the colours of Lords, but I would hazard with some confidence that this man is a member of Lords Cricket Club. If not, he is wearing the colours of his regiment or school or some other club. If he is a snob he may be wearing false colours or the colours of one group that looks like the colours of another (sly) thus allowing other people to assume his status is higher than it really is without bare-faced lying. But odds are good that he is either a Gentleman (high class amateur) or a Player (professional). Who else gives a flying fark about cricket at Lords?
onyxruby: 86 degrees and people are dying from the heat in England? I don't even make my son wear shorts unless it's 85 out and I'm from Minnesota. Minnesota, you know that place known for it's /cold/.
TheShavingofOccam123: Maud Dib: oldfarthenry: Anyone else finding the babble from the Yanks kinda amusing?YOU GIVE STORMS NAMES THEN HYPE THE HELL OUT OF THEM ON THE NEWS, FOR CHRIST SAKE!`Rainstorm Bertha is on her way! Have you stocked up on milk, Wonder bread & tampons, yet? HURRY!'Hey, at least we know how to set the parking brake on our trains.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiWEVns7niYBuster Keaton was a mean Canadian train stopper. Just watch the first 30 seconds or so.That's from the film The Trainrodder that Keaton made in Canada.
CPT Ethanolic: Pussies. Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today. In the shade:
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