Two days ago was the hottest day ever recorded in Great Britain. Ever.
When you look at a the globe and see that Great Britain shares a latitude with Siberia, one can appreciate just how hot that was. The temperature hit 37.4 Centigrade or 99.3 3 Fahrenheit.
I lived for many years in New York City, and also in Spain. So it wasn’t the hottest day I have ever experienced. Although after living for 12 years here in England, it felt like the hottest day, and I was utterly exhausted and occasionally nauseous.
It felt like a glimpse of the future. Environmental change is happening, and that change includes the seemingly contradictory changes reflected in exceptional heat as well as exceptionally cold winters for some, record-breaking droughts along with deadly floods and acidfying oceans.
But personally, the loss of energy I experienced felt like a it could be a glimpse of my own future as well. If my getting to be seriously old-old is going to feel on a daily basis as tired as I felt during this heat wave, I’m not so sure I’m interested in lasting that long.