There’s been one hell of a heatwave battering London the past week or so. It’s actually been hanging around pretty much since the start of lockdown in March—taunting us cruelly with ‘frolic under me’ blue skies and beers in the park weather while we knew that we had to do the exact opposite in order to do our part to help contain the spread of a deadly pandemic—but in recent days it’s turned the intensity up a scary notch. The Met Office reported today that central London had seen temperatures surpassing 34C (93 degrees in silly units) for the sixth day in a row—something that hasn’t happened since 1961. This is of course just a glimpse of what is to come as the chickens of capitalist climate change come home to roost. The worst part of the air-fire escalation of the last few days is that the weather forecast has been saying that ‘storms are imminent’ for literally days on end, and not a single drop has fallen from the sky in that time. The sky has darkened a bit here and there, and echoes of thunder were heard from somewhere yesterday, but no relief has come. This morning it blessedly cooled a little bit, and yet the forecast still remained a big middle finger to London in terms of rainfall:
To this heat, I dedicate this AskReddit thread of British insults. Each one is aimed at you. You can check out the full thread here, but below are some highlights. You mug.
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