108-degree heat expected to scorch England, smashing records

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shocked kristen bell GIF by The Good Place

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The current official record for air temperature was set back in 1913 at 56.7 C (134.1 F). I wonder how many years before that record is officially broken?

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FTFY.

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I say “beach,” but what I mean is a car park with some sand on it…

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Crossposted from When the Floods Come: the Climate Change thread

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Perhaps the media should reach out to MP John Hayes for comment right about now.

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My reaction as well. Both the war itself, and cremating millions of people in just a few years.

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Where I grew up humidity parks itself at 80-90% for much of July and all of August. Summer temps usually don’t pass 85f/29c for more than a few days at a stretch.

But it’s absolutely bonkers walking around in it. You can’t dry off after a shower, condensation will drip down your walls. We tend to be running AC even when the temp is much lower, to combat the damp.

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Indeed - and weirdly, I have that shirt…

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I have a chronic disease and when I get too hot my limbs don’t work right. I have an ice vest and a cooling bandanna. I’m going to also try wetting down my hat!

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My understanding that a hat used for cooling would work best if it was porous. Just saying. :slightly_smiling_face:

spelling!

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It’s 1:47AM and 78°F here in Detroit. The heat index is 79°!

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Just started it. The first chapter is one of the most harrowing things I’ve read in fiction - and the fact that it’s very likely an event that will happen IRL sooner than later doesn’t help.

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Fortunately it only lasted two days and is now a more expected temperature. Hope Germany has a similar experience.

EDIT I mean, this time it was only two days. Next time could be longer.

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Yup. It was haunting.

Neal Stephenson’s Termination Shock is a lighter take on the topic.

Both excellent novels.

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