As The Clash Say…

London‘s Burning!

… but so is Birmingham and the rest of the UK, too!

Heatwave from Space, courtesy of the BBC

These high temperatures are nice… too bad they come at the cost of high pollution as well. I wonder how long until we have some sort of 9/11-type event with our climate, as only then will governments / people really start to take the effects of human pollution on our environment seriously.

2 Comments so far

  1. Liz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

    Sorry – you’re suggesting that hot temperatures may lead to an act of mass terrorism?

  2. GaZ (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

    hmmm I guess that could happen, if the terrorists get pissed off at having to sit on the ridiculously slow trains without any air conditioning?

    Assuming you’re serious in your question: No, I just meant an event (and, more importantly, the corresponding reaction) of that scale. I don’t know what such an event would be though. I mean, even if a superhurricane swept through Washington D.C. and destroyed everything it’s path there would be endless arguments over what exactly was responsible (e.g. “god”, freak accident, global warming, etc). So perhaps what I said in the post was just silly speculation?

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