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LONDONERS CAN SUFFER

By Pete Moore On July 24th, 2019

It’s a bit warm this week. Twitter tells me that the London Underground is unbearable. Most of it doesn’t have air conditioning, so on hot days like these it’s an oven.

Good.

A/C is bad for the environment (hey, let’s go with it). London is an ultra-left environmental madhouse, so they deserve to suffer.

34 Responses to “LONDONERS CAN SUFFER”

  1. Not good weather to be wearing suits and ties in a hot subway.

    And you Britishers still wear suits and ties, more than the Yanks these days.

  2. 41° centigrade here in the shade. There’s no one outside as it’s literally to hot to go out unless absolutely necessary.

    I’m sitting in my ninth floor terrace in shorts, bare chested with every window and door open and the shutters down.

    It really really is too much.

  3. Nothing like a glass of cool, cool water.

  4. I’ve drank around eleven litres of the stuff already Phantom. Ice coffee helps too.

    The suffocating heat is also playing havoc with my appetite.

  5. I’ve become a big fan of well chilled water drank from a stainless steel water bottle. The slight metal taste is great.

    Ice coffee is great, but you can only have so much. Chilled tea, or mint/citrus flavored water is swell too.

  6. A/C is bad for the environment (hey, let’s go with it). London is an ultra-left environmental madhouse, so they deserve to suffer.

    Yawn. There are plans for air-conditioning the Underground, as soon as funds permit. In the meantime 4G wifi is being rolled out next year.

    London will probably experience 39 celsius (102 F for you Americans) tomorrow. That would have been a freak heatwave as recently as the 1980s but now it’s merely the second one this summer, with August still to come. This time it’s another “plume of Sahara air” caused by the jet stream misbehaving itself again. It’s funny how common that’s becoming. I wonder could it have anything at all to do with the ever more rapidly melting Arctic sea ice?

    Nah, thought not, “natural variability, yada yada yada, nothing to see here, please move along.” Whatever you do, don’t read this commie bullshit science:

    “Rising global temperatures from global warming are affecting the jet stream and, in turn, the weather. Because the Earth’s polar regions are warming more quickly than the rest of the world, the temperature contrast that drives jet streams has decreased. Slower, weaker jet streams have been linked to melting in Greenland and a potential rise in deadly weather events because they can lock weather systems into place, stalling them over regions. Studies also have linked a warming Arctic with more severe winter weather in the United States, even though other reports note that on average, winter cold snaps are actually getting warmer because of climate change.”

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/weather/reference/jet-stream/

  7. AC in the Underground would be good for the environment, as it will attract more riders.

    As with everything, there is a tradeoff- the trains have waste heat. The trains will be cool, but the platforms will be hotter from that released heat from the AC units. That’s how it is here.

  8. I wonder could it have anything at all to do with the ever more rapidly melting Arctic sea ice?

    I can help you out with that.

    No, it’s not. It’s called summer.

  9. Too much my eye.

    Dublin has been glorious the last few days. Global warming can be lovely.

  10. Anyone else having trouble posting. I periodically keep getting “unable to connect to database” messages popping up as I try to post a comment.

  11. The connection will improve after we leave the EU.

  12. Too much my eye.

    Come back and speak to me when it was 41 cent today and hasn’t dropped below 35 cent for the last ten days or so.

    I periodically keep getting “unable to connect to database” messages popping up as I try to post a comment.

    The you know whos no doubt.

  13. Totally agree Pete. We will also all become younger, fitter, wealthier and sexier after Nov 1st too. As Belinda Carlisle almost sang “ Ooh Heaven is a place on Post Brexit no deal Earth 😉

  14. I got some unable to connect messages today

    I blame Colm

  15. No, it’s not. It’s called summer.

    LOL. You mean as in summer being warmer than winter, is that the best you can do really?

    No, it’s called global warming as in, you know, high temperature records always being beaten. As opposed to low temperature records being beaten. It’s a bit like when the Russian athletes used to break all the speed records, with the help of drugs. The climate is continually breaking high temperature records with the help of more and more greenhouse gases:

    “Temperatures continue to soar around the UK as forecasters anticipate what could be the hottest day on record. The Met Office said the highest temperature reached so far on Wednesday was 33.7C at Cavendish in Suffolk. But it says southern and eastern England could see a record-breaking 39C (102.2F) on Thursday, beating the all-time high of 38.5C from 2003.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49094575

  16. Well I am a remainer commie as Pete would dub me, Of course I am to blame !

  17. Colm

    Do you think that there is any real chance that the UK will stay in after all

  18. “Come back and speak to me when it was 41 cent today and hasn’t dropped below 35 cent for the last ten days or so.”

    Ay caramba! Time to get in the ice box and shut the door.

    Was in Portugal until last week and was a perfect 27-29 cent every day. Got home just in time.

  19. Phantom.

    No, I think Boris will have the political ‘bounce’ to get the slightly rehashed withdrawal agreement through Parliament and we will leave with essentially the same deal Theresa May achieved.

  20. colm are your posts disapearing or not showing up?

  21. Colm
    Oh yes she did Pete. She said the possibility of “no deal” food shortages in Ireland should be used as leverage by the U.K. to press Ireland to get the EU to drop the backstop. We can argue about the exact words but her implications were obvious. You can use whatever literal sophistry you wish to claim she didn’t but it was a crass opportunistic remark by her but she’s a Hardline Brexiteers so can do no wrong in your eyes.

    found in bin…..

  22. A technical glitch earlier Patrick. But anyway I’m sure some people think all my comments should be in the bin 😉

  23. never

  24. What food would Ireland be short of?

    It’s an agricultural country the last time I looked, with good trade links to the rest of the EU.

    That sounds like crazy talk from her

  25. I read this on the internet some time ago and it seems to work, so I thought I’d pass it on:
    How to cool the upstairs of your house down (as much as you can) during a heatwave: Get a big stand-up fan and (say the wind is coming from the south) open a north-facing window (at night, once it’s cooled down a bit) and get the fan right up to that window and turn it on full so it’s blowing OUT to the north, and open a window on the opposite side of the house. The outside air will get sucked in as the fan blows the hotter air out on the other side.
    Better still, all new builds should have AC as standard, here’s hoping for that day…

  26. //What food would Ireland be short of?
    It’s an agricultural country the last time I looked, with good trade links to the rest of the EU.
    That sounds like crazy talk from her//

    It was always total nonsense. According to the Global Food Security Index, Ireland is in the 2nd most secure position of all countries in the world.

  27. I think it was more a reference to the short term chaos of no deal border controls and transport diffficulties that was being referred to rather than actual shortages of food production.

  28. But why even go there

    This sounds like Project Fear, in reverse.

  29. IIRC Colm sort of has it right. She was implying that disruption at a hard border could be used as a bargaining tool re imports.

    An absolute imbecile.

  30. She demonstrated pig ignorance of Irish/English history if she thinks such threatening behaviour from the U.K. could work with modern Ireland.

  31. Peter,

    “LOL. You mean as in summer being warmer than winter, is that the best you can do really?”

    Just once I would like to hear one of these guys (before they launch into explaining how tens of thousands of scientists have failed to notice silly blunders on physics/biology/statistics/maths/whatever) preface their remarks with something like:

    “Guys, now I know this going to sound really weird, but hear me out…”

  32. A lovely 74 degrees here this morning.

    I see 102 degrees high in London today? Holy cow.

    Come here and cool off.

  33. A meterological map of temperatures in Navarra two hours ago:

    http://meteo.navarra.es/mapas/mapasPlot.cfm?mapa=1

  34. Scorchio!