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Britain on course for hottest day on record

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Malthouse said the government was prepared for the extreme weather and would seek to learn lessons from it.

Lets see how true this statement is at the end of the season. The UK is now in the middle of many other serious problems because of lack of adequate planning and populist decisions, lets hope this do not include having numerous victims to the weather.

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virusrex: Sounds like they are doing quite a lot to prepare, including starting jobs earlier, closing schools earlier than usual, and asking people to stay home. I mean, SOME countries actually hold outdoor sports practices, events, force employees to crowd into trains, ask you to save power by not using air-conditioning, etc.

Stay safe, people.

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Malthouse said the government was prepared for the extreme weather and would seek to learn lessons from it.

Learn? Yeah sure.

What was lent from the French heat wave in 2003 when 15, 000 died.

Nothing

https://apnews.com/article/e9538d460760e1871098f7e6d2f2b171

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The UK has been one of the primary leaders and success stories in renewable energy transition over the last decade. Room for improvement but there's no denying that.

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Many airconditioners were installed, very important, at least they were installed in Continental Europe, at least in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France many!, don't know about the UK.

Regards from hot, hot, hot Amsterdam, 32C, tomorrow 35C! GGRRR

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Don’t go to Dubai or Qatar, you’re just getting started

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Having lived and worked in the Middle East for a few years where the summer temps are between 45 and 50 deg daytime and 35 deg at night, every day for 3 months, I have some sympathy with those suffering in the UK but like I said to my BIL in the UK today, it's only for a couple of days and you are down to 24 deg again by the end of the week. Not being used to it, no AC or fans everywhere, causes the problems.

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Harry_Gatto: "Not being used to it, no AC or fans everywhere, causes the problems."

Bingo!

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And yet, when I said air conditioning was one of the most important inventions to increase economic efficiency and standards of life, it was voted down 10 to 1.

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It was incredibly hot today, getting on the Tube was like stepping into a furnace. Luton airport had to close as the runway melted. Going to be worse tomorrow. Our infrastructure is designed for cold weather, not this heat.

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I recall my first and so far only visit to the UK proper (not counting colonies or overseas possessions visited or stationed at earlier) in June 1989. The skies were clear and cloudless for days on end. Temperatures were on the order of 30-31 C. People were complaining bitterly about how hot it was. Trucks were spreading dirt on the highways (excuse me, dual carriageway) to prevent the now soft pavement from peeling up. With all that dust and heat it was not as nice a motorcycle trip as I had hoped for. I noticed most cars in Europe I encountered had no air conditioning nor did hotel rooms, guest houses or the few private homes I stayed in. I cannot even begin to imagine how the Brits are going to deal with 40 degrees C.

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44 C ( 111 F ) here. 43 C the day before. Same predicted for the rest of the week.

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London's low temperatures this week range from 14 to 18 degrees. Tokyo's range from 24 to 28 and will continue relentlessly for the next couple of months (unless typhoons lash the region). Tokyo's summer is way, way more brutal than northern Europe's even during a "crisis" like this.

What was lent from the French heat wave in 2003 when 15, 000 died.

A friend flew directly from Tokyo to Paris that summer. He had to be told later about the heat wave since the French summer was still a lot more comfortable than what he had left behind in Tokyo.

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hat was lent from the French heat wave 

That the masters of oil gas and war i.e. those that control the fossil economy and the resources needed to keep it running control the world, and though things might get even worse, our overlords and their supporters do not care.

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