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France battles huge wildfires; Britain bakes in record heatwave

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By Kylie MacLellan and Dominique Vidalon

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The climate change deniers will be on the wrong side of history. The calamitous events that are unfolding are just a taste of what is coming in the years and decades ahead.

My biggest concern is for our younger generations and other species on this planet who will bear the brunt of years of inaction by our politicians and the stubborn climate change deniers who are complicit in this whole debacle.

The next global battle will for a very simple commodity that we all take for granted.

’Water’.

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The past few years have seen serious bushfires in Greece and around the Mediterranean, but I was shocked this morning to see the footage of the fires around London. When English cities start looking like Australian cities can do in summer, shrouded in smoke and with wildfires breaking out everywhere, surely even the most thick-skulled climate change denier has to admit something has gone very wrong and that we need action, fast.

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Reminds me of the song - "The Heat is on"....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZD8HKVKneI

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The fires in East London are the most surprising thing. It looked more like Australia or Southern California.

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The house fires in the UK are very fearful. Never seen that before. I worry for my people there.

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Crop failures are further down the road, globally. Currently organic peach crop yield in Italy is weak, mango in Brazil, apples in New Zealand. Not staples, but a sign of things to come.

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Soundwaves are becoming the most effective fire extinguishers.

Europe is burning.

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Antarctica is looking more appealing.

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Antarctica is looking more appealing

Then go south, young man!

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My God, are the British really that soft these days? It gets warm for TWO DAYS and they lose their collective minds. What happened to the spirit of Churchill and the pluck that let them laugh at the Nazis?

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My God, are the British really that soft these days? It gets warm for TWO DAYS and they lose their collective minds. What happened to the spirit of Churchill and the pluck that let them laugh at the Nazis?

Sure. If you get heatstroke during the record heatwave just stiffen your upper lip, recite Churchill speeches and have a piping hot cup of tea. Use your pluck.

My god.

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That's exactly right, Bob. Or.... crack a cold one, stay in the shade, and wait a day until it passes. Or have an ice cream. Enough green hysteria.

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The London Fire Brigade had their busiest day since World War 2 yesterday, wildfires breaking out everywhere across London. It was meant to rain last night and this morning, but it hasn’t yet.

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