All of Europe has spent years slamming the people in the US for using air conditioning. I have blogged on this before. Now the UK is crying because they are facing a “record heatwave,” with heat and humidity never seen before. It’s called summer, and you whiny bitches do this every year.


The temperatures in the UK are topping out around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, with dew points at 55 degF (13 deg C) or less. That makes the heat index (feels like) temperature 77 degrees.

Here in Florida, 80 degF was our low for the day, hotter than your high to start the day. The dew point is 74 degF (23 degC), making the heat index a balmy 84 deF (29 degC) before the sun even comes up.

It’s called summer, not climate change.

Categories: climate change


SiG · June 18, 2024 at 6:47 am

Houses made out of wood? Would someone tell djarii we don’t generally live in log cabins and haven’t since the 1800s. I’m sure there’s got to be some out there, but concrete block is pretty common.

We could also point out that the northernmost tier of the US is at European latitudes. We’re at latitude 28 degrees over here – that’s nearly the southernmost tip of the Sinai peninsula.

    Divemedic · June 18, 2024 at 8:37 am

    In my other post on this, I pointed out:

    Berlin…is at 52.52 degrees north latitude. The entire continental US is south of that line. The closest North American city to that latitude is Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, which is located at 51 degrees north.

    Rome is located at about the latitude of Boston. Atlanta is on the 34th parallel, which places it as far north as Beirut and Tripoli. Orlando is near the 29th parallel, which places it as far north as Kuwait city. Miami is near Luxor, Egypt in latitude.

      JNorth · June 18, 2024 at 12:59 pm

      “The entire continental US is south of that line”… generally I expect statement like that from folks in that little state of Texas (some of them don’t want to admit they aren’t the largest State). Just because on most US maps they put Alaska and Hawaii in little boxes (with different scales) next to California doesn’t mean that’s where we are.

      I’m at 64.85 degrees north latitude, that’s north of most of Scandinavia, it was 81 at my house yesterday, I’ve seen it hit the mid 90’s, pretty much no houses have air conditions here.

      Also, that darjii is an idiot. It’s like the joke about thermos keeping hot things hot and cold things cold and the blonde asking how it knows which it is suppose to do. Of course, even here in the US I see a lack of insulation in places like Arizona where my parents are, your AC won’t have to work as hard if you used more insulation.

        Divemedic · June 18, 2024 at 1:13 pm

        People generally say “continental” when they mean the lower 48. I know it is technically incorrect, but Alaskans need to stop with the inferiority complex

          Beans · June 19, 2024 at 12:35 am

          ‘Contiguous’ is the word you’re looking for. The Contiguous United States does not include Hawaii, Alaska or any of the US’ territories or possessions.

            Divemedic · June 19, 2024 at 8:39 am

            No, this comes from my days in the military, where CONUS (Continental United States) doesn’t include Alaska, Hawaii, or the possessions. Those last three are referred to as OCONUS. See:

    Rick T · June 18, 2024 at 9:53 am

    He is correct, US houses are made of wood by and large. Look at any new development and you will see almost nothing but 2x4s for the framing, other materials for the outside walls of a single family dwelling are the rare exception. I’ve lived all over the country and our current house in AZ is the first one that wasn’t wood frame construction.

      Daniel K Day · June 19, 2024 at 4:12 pm

      2x4s still? I framed for my cousin over several months in 2002-3 here in Oregon and we nearly always used 2x6s to get extra space for thicker insulation. It might have been an OR requirement. We did 2×4 framing for one small development that was “cheap” housing on small lots. Not arguing with you, just observing.

Whiney Bitch · June 18, 2024 at 8:11 am

I quite agree, but don’t tar us all with the same brush. Warm temperatures don’t cook the inside of my home, I have a wonderful invention called ‘windows’. If it gets too hot I can call on the backup technology to keep the sun out, called ‘curtains’.

I’m in the UK and I’m sick to death of being told ‘it’s the hottest EVAH’ and we’re all going to die in a fireball. It’s our wonderful Met Office that came out with the total bollocks about a heat wave, a statement about the hottest every May has been met with derision and hoots of laughter from those of us that shivered through a wet and miserable month (which was most of us except for a small Glen in Scotland whose ‘measurements’ were used to up the average around an entire nation).

Enjoy your aircon, I’m looking forward to when we might actually need it over here but as it’s now climate change, not global warming, I’m not sure it will be any time soon.

    Barbarus · June 18, 2024 at 1:54 pm

    Quite agree. After a cold, wet April and May some of my garden vegetables are about 6-8 weeks behind where they should be. Whoever was whining needs to drag him/herself away from the propaganda box and look out of the window. Maybe turn off the central heating.

Reader · June 18, 2024 at 8:29 am

This ‘gamer gurl’ is worried about a little heat (or my winter low in Arizona) when the Africans they’ve allowed to invade their country are the real threat to life there. I bet shes an open borders idiot.

oldvet50 · June 18, 2024 at 10:08 am

I did not believe in man-made climate change until recently. We have paved the earth in concrete and asphalt more than ever, erected huge panels to absorb the sun’s energy and created vast farms of wind blades that slow the winds down (only logical). We need more CO2 to help regrow the old forests that have been cut down for ‘progress’. Yes, we are changing the climate, but the solutions that are offered only exacerbate the problem

    Beans · June 19, 2024 at 12:40 am

    We actually are in a ‘warming period’ thanks to that Hunga Tonga volcano that threw up so much water vapor into the upper atmosphere.

    As to Old Forestes… Many of them are Net CO2 producers. Like the Amazon jungles, all of that decaying debris puts off more CO2 than O2. The Amazon basin actually put out more O2 when it was lush fields under the South American civilizations than what is produced today. Grass is a far more efficient plant system for changing CO2 to O2 than trees.

Steve · June 18, 2024 at 10:12 am

We mostly do without AC here in Indiana, but I can install window AC units in the bedrooms in about 10 minutes, and broke down and did that yesterday. Our weather station said it held 95F for 6 hours, and last night reached a low of 78F. Usually this time of year, it’s mid to upper 80s, but also mid 60s at night.

Like that guy from UK above, I’m more of a wake up in the morning, shut the windows and close the curtains kind of guy.

differ · June 18, 2024 at 10:30 am

It would be great if there was some way Brits could find out how to make their own cooling devices – like a swamp cooler perhaps. Google is your friend – lots of YouTube videos out there….
But no – we must wait for parliament must do something …..aaaand they’ll probably ban swamp coolers…!

joe · June 18, 2024 at 5:11 pm

they would hate tx then…where in the summer it doesn’t get below 84-85 at night, and that ain’t until 3-4 am…it can still be above 95 at 10pm…and the heat and humidity in the summer will suck the life out of you…your car is around 140-150 degrees at the end of the work day…fun…2 more years and i’m moving somewhere it snows…

    Jonesy · June 18, 2024 at 6:47 pm

    And I’m in MI looking to go south to get away from the snow. Thinking southern IN, KY or TN. Still get all 4 seasons, but much milder winters. Detroit in the winter time is about as depressing as you can get. We get all the extremes here. Teen temps in the winter, snow, ice, and hot summers. This “heat wave” we’re in now….temps getting into the mid 90s. Sure it’s hot, but it’s just a taste of August in June. Not some disaster like the left wants to make.

      Tsgt Joe · June 19, 2024 at 12:06 pm

      Jonesy, until about 10 years ago I was a “Detroiter”(actually oak park). I now divide my time between Midland, May through December and Florida Jan-April. We have the best of both worlds. Wife cant handle cold and I cant handle heat. We bought a used trailer and leave it down there.

Sgt 73rd Regt. · June 18, 2024 at 5:44 pm

26C????, we call that a pleasant spring day down here in Australia!!

Jonathan · June 18, 2024 at 8:53 pm

Sounds to me like someone with no sense of perspective or history and uninterested in getting one; they would just rather assume that whatever they are facing is the worse possible without checking.
I’m not sure if it’s a sign of laziness, stupidity, or arrogance…

Anonymous · June 18, 2024 at 9:45 pm

I googled -my bad- building materials in the UK. Answer from Estate Agent Networking Company. This will surprise you; they use
1-Bricks 2-Concrete 3-Steel 4-Wood
Personally, I was shocked! It seems that the UK uses the same materials as most of the world. So….Darjii is an Idiot. Open the GD windows, pull the curtains, turn on a fan. I’m no genius but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once. Install a window AC, get a swamp cooler, go Old School and after you open the windows, wet the curtains so the breezes will cool you and the house. My mother used this time honored technique in 1972 in California and it still works today. Good God, you are Fucking GREAT Britain-get a grip!!

tsgt Joe · June 19, 2024 at 12:28 pm

78degrees, I bet some of my older Floridian friends would still have their sweaters on. The house I currently live in is the first house I’ve lived in that had central air conditioning. It’s 90 today and I do have the air on but if it wasn’t working I’d be out under the tree or in the basement cleaning guns. What the hell happened ? the Brits used to be serious hard asses. Remember “only mad dogs and english men go out in the noon day sun”

Aesop · June 19, 2024 at 6:00 pm

78 Effing Degrees?!? She’s whining about 78 Effing Degrees?

Some of us grew up in climates where it was 78° by March, frequently hit 105°-110° multiple days during the summer every effing year, didn’t get below 60° until after Halloween, in a house with no air conditioning ever, of any type, decade after decade.

So cleverly, we opened the goddam windows.

On the frequent really hot days (100°+), we’d soak the bricks on the outside south patio for maybe 5 minutes, and let the resulting cool breezes blow in and cool off the whole house for hours until the sun went down, when it got down to 80°.

And somehow we survived just fine.

What a fucking Krybaby Karen Kunt.

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