Tuesday, June 20, 2017

heat grounds AZ planes ... et al

As temperatures climb in Phoenix, Arizona, more than 40 flights have been cancelled - because it is too hot for the planes to fly.
The weather forecast for the US city suggests temperatures could reach 120F (49C) on Tuesday.
That is higher than the operating temperature of some planes.
News snippets like this make me wonder if the God-is-punishing-us-because-he-loves-us crowd are whispering, "You see -- I told you so."

A little even-keel, peaceful news would be welcome ... but that's the kind of thing fuddy-duddies like me are wont to say.

Still, there's Donald Trump who never found a hard-won victory he couldn't undo; forest fires in Portugal; and (setting aside wars and various kinds of hatred) then there's the added indignity:
Coffee drinkers could face poorer-tasting, higher-priced brews, as a warming climate causes the amount of land suitable for coffee production to shrink, say scientists from London’s Kew Gardens....
"In Ethiopia and all over the world really, if we do nothing there will be less coffee, it will probably taste worse and will cost more,” Dr Aaron Davis, coffee researcher at Kew and one of the report’s authors, told the BBC.
Brits, of course, survive on tea.

I am not a Brit.

1 comment:

  1. I should take comfort in knowing that i'll not live to see so much of the tragedy coming. But it's not comforting.