While some were surprised by the heatwave that wreaked havoc across the UK earlier this week, a good gang saw it coming.
Unfortunately, this gang consists of scientists, and people tend not to believe them.
In a surreal report broadcast last week on Britain’s GBN channel, meteorologist John Hammond warned listeners that the weather over the next few days could have dire consequences.
“From the beginning of next week we could forget about 20 degrees, we will probably have 40 degrees. I think there will be hundreds, if not thousands of deaths early next week,” said a weather expert who has been in the field for more than 30 years. .
“We all love good weather, but the weather will not be good, it will be life-threatening.”
To this news, which should worry any layman, one of the morning presenters reacted in a rather strange condescending manner.
“Oh Jun… I want us to be happy about the weather. I don’t know what happened to the meteorologists that made you a killer, haha. Prophets of doom haha.”
Then you try to explain to the person whose job it is to watch the weather that there has always been heat.
“The summer of 1976 was as hot as it is now, wasn’t it?”
“Ah, no,” replied John Hammond. In 1976, the UK already experienced a huge heat wave, but the highest level that mercury reached was 35.9 degrees. That’s five degrees cooler than the temperature the British experienced at the start of the week.
The meteorologist specifies that what’s alarming is that we’re seeing more and more heat records being shattered.
“I don’t think we should be too excited about the fact that so many people are going to lose their lives in the coming days.”
In the past few days, the report has gone viral. Many netizens have made comparisons to the movie do not searcha satire about how no one takes climate change seriously.
Not because we laugh it’s funny.
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