The irony is of course that the very aircon you use in order to keep cool will contribute to global warming and make it even hotter in the future, so you'll need even more aircon which will make it hotter still........ But I'll stop right there :)
I do, at least, have a 100% renewable electricty tariff - every little helps! For every unit I use, they gaurantee a renewable unit is put into the grid (as of course at any given time the electricity on the grid is from a mixture of sources). And by gum I need that aircon - it was 31.7C upstairs half an hour ago and not much cooler outside.
It's fascinating, though, as back in the 80s a day reaching 30 would have been headline news (and being near the coast here, it seldom got close to it). These days 30 is commonplace and 35 seems to be the new 30!
At least today should be the end of it, for this year at least. A steamy night to come, and not due to anything dodgy!
Right now I would give my molten left nipple for a sub 10 c night
Ohhh... sub 10C, with that slight "nip in the air" feeling... leading to wrapping oneself in a snuggly duvet. Gorgeous and a million times better than the crud we're enduring at the moment.
The only good thing of this is that the heat fans at work were moaning today about it being too hot to sleep properly! I could barely surpress my grin as I uttered the time-honoured words, "but I thought you liked the heat?"
(And a note to those "up north", who rarely get this sort of sustained heat: no matter how good you think it sounds, it really isn't. I daresay the same would be true of endless snow in winter, but I guess if you rarely get something you crave it. Snow in my case, heat for others - albeit down here there's always plenty every year!)
EDIT: And my thought this morning turned out correct - yet again a ninja-increase in the max, reflecting a pretty woeful performance by UKV.
(That's the Met Office forecast for today for here).
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