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2020-07-01 2:31:45 AM  
That's cool - now that they've left Europe, they're free to move to milder climes.

Besides, BoJo did a few push-ups the other day, so pip pip and cheerio. Keep calm and keep drinking the Kool-Aid.
 
2020-07-01 3:24:48 AM  
Previously this only happened in the Netherlands.
 
2020-07-01 3:28:43 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: That's cool - now that they've left Europe, they're free to move to milder climes.

Besides, BoJo did a few push-ups the other day, so pip pip and cheerio. Keep calm and keep drinking the Kool-Aid.


That's OK, you'll all be dead by then from exercising your "freedums from masks". shooting all the brown people and not being able to afford healthcare. Toodles old chap, what what.
 
2020-07-01 3:31:49 AM  
Come on, nobody cares about climate change anymore. That's a long slow process, and I'm not sure any of us are really sure we're going to live long enough to see it.
 
2020-07-01 3:32:26 AM  
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2020-07-01 3:38:28 AM  
This will be particularly bad now with Covid. It will drive even more people outside. No just the beach people, but the people whose homes will simply become ovens in temperatures like this.
 
2020-07-01 3:38:36 AM  
We're all in ovens soon if world governments don't pull their sh*t together.

I can only read climate science to a certain point before I start banging my head against my desk.
 
2020-07-01 3:42:09 AM  

BafflerMeal: This will be particularly bad now with Covid. It will drive even more people outside. No just the beach people, but the people whose homes will simply become ovens in temperatures like this.


Being inside is the WORST scenario for covid. There's a reason that almost all the huge outbreak clusters involve things like bars, restaurants, nightclubs and call centers: trapped, recirculated air.

Outside = continual neverending flush with clean air.
 
2020-07-01 3:49:22 AM  

erik-k: BafflerMeal: This will be particularly bad now with Covid. It will drive even more people outside. No just the beach people, but the people whose homes will simply become ovens in temperatures like this.

Being inside is the WORST scenario for covid. There's a reason that almost all the huge outbreak clusters involve things like bars, restaurants, nightclubs and call centers: trapped, recirculated air.

Outside = continual neverending flush with clean air.


Granted, but I think that inside and isolated from other people > outside and around other people.
 
2020-07-01 4:06:41 AM  
Sounds like a great time to get into the HVAC field in the UK. Question is if their electrical grid is capable of supporting millions more air conditioners during heat waves line this.
 
2020-07-01 4:09:30 AM  
Must be the excess heat from all the COVID-19 dead they're cremating.
 
2020-07-01 4:16:02 AM  
January 2021 we assume a leadership role again.  Biden will end coal and fracking.  We will go green and slow climate change.  We will have a growing green economy
 
2020-07-01 4:17:03 AM  
As long as it's not a Dutch oven, we're all good.
 
2020-07-01 4:22:52 AM  
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2020-07-01 4:24:11 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: That's cool - now that they've left Europe, they're free to move to milder climes.

Besides, BoJo did a few push-ups the other day, so pip pip and cheerio. Keep calm and keep drinking the Kool-Aid.


Over 100k Americans dead from Covid, a President who lets Russians put bountys on US soldiers, police teargassing and killing anyone they don't like, plague rats going out determined to keep the pandemic rolling through America and an election that is not going to be free or fair.
"Temperatures are going to soar in the UK due to climate change."

Ha Ha ThIs Is BeCaUsE oF bReXiT!

Right, which nation is pulling out of international agreements on climate change again?
 
2020-07-01 4:25:26 AM  

MegaLib: January 2021 we assume a leadership role again.  Biden will end coal and fracking.  We will go green and slow climate change.  We will have a growing green economy


Only if you survive the period from Nov. 4th until then...
 
2020-07-01 4:27:40 AM  

chawco: Come on, nobody cares about climate change anymore. That's a long slow process, and I'm not sure any of us are really sure we're going to live long enough to see it.


Their kids are gonna save many bladders for their tombstones. Until the oceans rise enough. Then they'll just piss in the seas.
 
2020-07-01 4:39:34 AM  
Big deal... We launch a few nukes and the dust clouds that would have caused nuclear winter back in the 60s will just cool us down a bit.
 
2020-07-01 4:44:22 AM  
40C is 104 degrees Fahrenheit, I think, for us Yanks. If so, thats a spring day in Arizona...
 
2020-07-01 4:45:54 AM  
So what 40, it was 93 a couple of days ago where I live.
 
2020-07-01 4:49:27 AM  

Quadlok: Sounds like a great time to get into the HVAC field in the UK. Question is if their electrical grid is capable of supporting millions more air conditioners during heat waves line this.


Yeah, they've got tons of windmills and they don't care how many innocent birds die.
 
2020-07-01 4:52:09 AM  
Stop Gulf Stream, problem solved
 
2020-07-01 4:58:52 AM  

Hallows_Eve: 40C is 104 degrees Fahrenheit, I think, for us Yanks. If so, thats a spring day in Arizona...


In the UK, we have the best of both worlds. Generally speaking, people will use Fahrenheit for hot temperatures ("bloody hell, it's a 100 degrees in the shade") because it makes things seem hotter, but switch back to Celsius for cold temperatures ("blimey old chap, it was -5 degrees this morning. My lorry skidded on to the pavement").
 
2020-07-01 6:21:11 AM  
I would say Britain made it's bed, but it's more "every rich country is to blame". Nobody, but nobody, had done the needful vis-a-vis global warming or environmentalism in general. You can say "Norway" but Norway also makes a huge amount of money by selling oil and gas.

Basically, yeah, this is exactly what was going to happen, and if you actually paid close attention to the scientists you would realized they have been constantly soft-pedaling the whole thing. The politicians are too stupid and venal to see this even though it was obvious. It's bad, it's just going to be bad and that's the way it is. In fact, it will continue to be bad and get worse for hundreds of years even if we stop today - just the degree of badness would be less.

Now, consider human history - 100 years is a practically trivial amount of time. 100 years ago, the US existed, for example. In 100 years, the climate will be significantly different. It will not stop there, in 200 years - once again, shorter than the history of of the US as a nation, and the US is a pretty young nation - it will STILL be changing faster than any recent human history, and in fact faster and more deeply than in human PREhistory including the end of the ice age (remember humans evolved and spread during the ice age). Even that massive change was relatively gradual, though certain events within it were very fast like the Missoula Floods.

I'd say "buckle up" but it's boring and slow to us, because we live short lives and have a very near term time horizon. It's just going to be "man, it's extra hot this year" over and over for literally the rest of our lives, things will break and things will suck and we will know why but what are you gonna do? Join the Extinction Rebellion people? Unless we all do, we're just going to get to enjoy this sort of stuff... And even if we do, we will STILL get to see it get suckier and be sucky.
 
2020-07-01 6:50:36 AM  

sleep lack: As long as it's not a Dutch oven, we're all good.


Possibility of Dutch Rudder remains in play....Guardian claims
 
2020-07-01 7:00:16 AM  
Manbearpig will save us all.
 
2020-07-01 7:11:06 AM  

LewDux: Stop Gulf Stream, problem solved


It doesn't work like that. UK Summer temperatures are basically the same as the corresponding latitude across Canada. Stopping the Gulf Stream would have little effect on UK Summer temperatures, would just cause colder Winter temperatures.
 
2020-07-01 7:39:50 AM  
Good. 

Less trips to Spain.
 
2020-07-01 8:20:15 AM  

adamatari: I would say Britain made it's bed, but it's more "every rich country is to blame". Nobody, but nobody, had done the needful vis-a-vis global warming or environmentalism in general. You can say "Norway" but Norway also makes a huge amount of money by selling oil and gas.

Basically, yeah, this is exactly what was going to happen, and if you actually paid close attention to the scientists you would realized they have been constantly soft-pedaling the whole thing. The politicians are too stupid and venal to see this even though it was obvious. It's bad, it's just going to be bad and that's the way it is. In fact, it will continue to be bad and get worse for hundreds of years even if we stop today - just the degree of badness would be less.

Now, consider human history - 100 years is a practically trivial amount of time. 100 years ago, the US existed, for example. In 100 years, the climate will be significantly different. It will not stop there, in 200 years - once again, shorter than the history of of the US as a nation, and the US is a pretty young nation - it will STILL be changing faster than any recent human history, and in fact faster and more deeply than in human PREhistory including the end of the ice age (remember humans evolved and spread during the ice age). Even that massive change was relatively gradual, though certain events within it were very fast like the Missoula Floods.

I'd say "buckle up" but it's boring and slow to us, because we live short lives and have a very near term time horizon. It's just going to be "man, it's extra hot this year" over and over for literally the rest of our lives, things will break and things will suck and we will know why but what are you gonna do? Join the Extinction Rebellion people? Unless we all do, we're just going to get to enjoy this sort of stuff... And even if we do, we will STILL get to see it get suckier and be sucky.


Thanks, capitalism!

\but my distribution of luxury goods!
 
2020-07-01 8:34:07 AM  

Hallows_Eve: 40C is 104 degrees Fahrenheit, I think, for us Yanks. If so, thats a spring day in Arizona...


I hear you (I'm from Texas), but do you live in that without air conditioning?
 
2020-07-01 8:35:04 AM  
Ummmm.... Jesus?  Coming back?  Round 2?
We can do our dominion thing until the end days which have been foretold.
Thanks Jesus.
 
2020-07-01 8:49:42 AM  
Oh, I forgot how murderously intolerant the UK is of any weather that isn't cool and partly cloudy.
 
2020-07-01 8:58:51 AM  

Monkey: Hallows_Eve: 40C is 104 degrees Fahrenheit, I think, for us Yanks. If so, thats a spring day in Arizona...

I hear you (I'm from Texas), but do you live in that without air conditioning?


Yes -- if you can call it living...
 
2020-07-01 10:01:03 AM  

Quadlok: Sounds like a great time to get into the HVAC field in the UK. Question is if their electrical grid is capable of supporting millions more air conditioners during heat waves line this.


It's probably more robust than the US electrical grid. We only have to get a stiff breeze in my area of the US and the power goes out. Problem will be that most houses in the UK are not constructed with a/c in mind and are not timber-frame construction, so creating a/c ducts will be an issues. Most houses in the UK are heated by hot water radiators, not forced-air.
 
2020-07-01 10:03:04 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Manbearpig will save us all.


Michael Gove? I think not...
 
2020-07-01 10:07:39 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Hallows_Eve: 40C is 104 degrees Fahrenheit, I think, for us Yanks. If so, thats a spring day in Arizona...

In the UK, we have the best of both worlds. Generally speaking, people will use Fahrenheit for hot temperatures ("bloody hell, it's a 100 degrees in the shade") because it makes things seem hotter, but switch back to Celsius for cold temperatures ("blimey old chap, it was -5 degrees this morning. My lorry skidded on to the pavement").


I've also noticed a tendency to use inches for small measurements, as in "1 meter 3 inches"
 
2020-07-01 10:14:03 AM  
I was all prepared to snark, but 104 F is hot.  Not as hot as 121 F that hit my backyard two years ago here in the San Fernando Valley, but enough.  Sweat on, Brits!
 
2020-07-01 12:13:12 PM  
Was expecting a story about how the UK Tories were going full Blackshirt.
 
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