texdent: If only we had just had highs in the 80s in Texas during the summer.
vpb: That's pretty hot in a place where air conditioning is rare.
UberDave: ...and the humidity is going to be through the roof.
mayIFark: It is still silly, but not as silly as you think. They live in a much smaller place without proper way to deal with heat.Kind of think like how 2" of snow shutdown Missouri, that we northerners were laughing about.
Calmamity: Seattle? We seem to be making it through without hundreds dying.
The Muthaship: 15obelow normal all week here.
bungle_jr: texdent: If only we had just had highs in the 80s in Texas during the summer.i live 20 or so miles north of downtown ft worth. yesterday evening i was sitting on the backporch enjoying a nice cool breeze!i, for one, am definitely not complaining about this unusual july weathersick of seeing posts about "global warming? what global warming?" though
gopher321: Well, there's hot and then there's British hot.
drxym: Tens of thousands of people were estimated to have died because of a European heat wave a few years ago. It's not implausible to think that it could cause deaths again.
rkiller1: If only there were somewhere they could go to cool off?[www.uknetguide.co.uk image 300x250]
Nogale: OK. I've been to the UK twice during heatwaves (making me one of the few people in the world who thinks of it as a warm country.)Without widely used AC and with windows that either don't open or aren't opened, 89 degrees gets real stuffy. Especially if it's also muggy.I remember riding a non-air conditioned bus in London in 34 degree centigrade heat. It was... uncomfortable.Next time I'm in Britain, I'm going in January.
mayIFark: It is still silly, but not as silly as you think. They live in a much smaller place without proper way to deal with heat.
busy chillin': In before hundreds of farkers bragging about how it gets hotter where they live and everybody else is a pussy and you mean it gets hot in the summer.312 Celsius where I live today.
Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: A lot of people live in places in the US that would be barely viable without air conditioning. England, etc, has no common need for that kind of climate control you take for granted.
The My Little Pony Killer: Yeah, but most of those hundreds are just dehydrated old people and children who have been locked in their cars by negligent parents. Nobody important.
Magorn: vpb: That's pretty hot in a place where air conditioning is rare.exactly have a friend near London who was complaining of the heat and told her to bite the bullet and turn on the AC, she told me pretty much only big offices have that, private houses and shops don;t tend to
Smackledorfer: What were the temps and how did the people die? Again I repeat: shade. Also drink extra water. Water and shade will get you through some pretty high temps.
Ahmed and his camel friend laugh at how cute all of you are.
LouDobbsAwaaaay: Laughing at the UK for heat-stroke deaths near 90F is like Denmark laughing at another country for flooding. If you don't have the infrastructure to deal with weather-phenomenon-X, you suffer losses to weather-phenomenon-X. It's that simple.
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