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03 November 2009 @ 05:07 pm
Urgh ...  
It is 37C here today, which is 98.6 in Fahrenheit. I believe we may have sorbet for dinner. There is STILL A MONTH OF SPRING TO GO. Apparently, I am going to die in summer, alas.

And if there are any anthropogenic climate change deniers out there, just keep it to yourself as I am liable to blow steam out of my ears at the moment. I miss the days of simple El Niños ...

I hope the dessert bar has council approval. And opens soon. And is full of iced desserts and a wee bit of air-conditioning. I'm happy to pay extra for their carbon offsets!
 
 
 
Heather: Titanic | Drunk off My Assfaynia on November 3rd, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Hot damn that's warm. Especially for spring. But then again, it's been 70 off and on over here for the past few weeks and we're in the middle stretch of autumn.

I may not be quite used to Pennsylvania weather yet, in my defense.

Also desserts = &hearts
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
Mmmmmmm, desserts ...

Winter was mental. We had a day that was in the 30s Celcius, and then a week or so later it barely scraped into double figures.

I bought carbon offsets for my flight to Europe, I don't drive, I plant many things and recycle. I own a low-power-use laptop with the smallest screen I can manage. Why, Earth? Why me? Wah!
winstonmomwinstonmom on November 3rd, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
I am waiting for the cold to arrive! It is november 2nd and it is way too hot :{
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
*Wishes for cold for you!*
*And a bit for me, too!*
george pushdragonpushdragon on November 3rd, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
You make a convincing case for avoiding Sydney altogether.

And then you make an equally convincing case for coming!

Damn.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
Pick a nice day, restrict yourself to gelataria, bookshops and galleries, or lovely bush or harbour walks, and it can be one of the most delightful cities on earth. And then there's the rest of it ...

Always happy to gallery, bookshop or nosh with you, though!
maevemistmaevemist on November 3rd, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
The windows weather thingo says it is 33 degrees here but it is 6:40 pm to so it was probably hotter earlier.

Thank the stars for my mother buying me a climate control air con this past February.

All I can say is this weather is freaking ridiculous and that I will be turning into a hermit at this rate.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)
Yay for your cooler! Boo to the outside! BOM says the peak was around 39.2 at 4-ish, which was when I was getting home, lop a couple off that for Erko as it is a little less Festival of Tarmac over this way. Boo hiss!

I thankfully had an attack of brains this morning and drew all the curtains and blinds, so the house was probably high 20s at its worst and has been cooling down quickly since the breeze began to blow a tiny amount. Mr Brammers used the fan, I got by with a nap.

(BTW, do you ever geek out and read through the BOM site? I love it! Both the readings: http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN60900.shtml and the radar: http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR714.loop.shtml#skip I waste ages looking at that radar ...)
It's that Bucket woman!curia_regis on November 3rd, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
I'm so glad it's only about 20 degrees here right now.

ETA: On a climate change note... I remember a scientist in my climate change class saying the current weather was actually due to an El Niño, not due to climate change. I might be remembering it wrongly though. I remember lots of colourful graphs and complicated words.

Edited at 2009-11-03 08:31 am (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
It's both. There is currently an El Niño effect affecting the east coast of Australia, however, it has been both caused by and exacerbated by (over the period of data gathering) statistically unlikely but (now) increasingly regular high water temperatures.

That's the climate change problem when trying to break it down simply: it doesn't. The systems are necessarily interactive, which is why Greenpeace piss me off nearly as much as those who say there's no Climate Change.

They promise me a cool change is coming ...
It's that Bucket woman!curia_regis on November 3rd, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
I hope you get your cool change! *blows cool air over from Canberra*

blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 08:48 am (UTC)
Thank you! I can hear the wind picking up!
Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on November 3rd, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
I think we already are in an El Niño. We're doing that crazy cycle of cool and rainy for a couple of days, which then starts to warm and become humid, then one stupidly hot day where the temp jumps 5-10 deg from the previous day (hot winds optional depending on where you are), then a thunderstorm and we're back at the beginning again. That's the weather patten (for Wollongong anyway) that I tend to associate with us being in an El Niño.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
Yes we are and have been for a while (er, since it was on the news ... sort of recently ...) However the El Niño/La Niña cycle is completely out of whack due to sea temperatures being likewise. I've had it! I want my years of gentle girl child weather! And soft falling rain! ARGH!
Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on November 3rd, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Come south to where I am. We get gentle rain. Any storms hit further south, then come up past us out to sea so we get milder rain with some great light shows, then it heads north and circles back in to smack Sydney.

We're having gorgeous gentle drizzle right now. All my little seedlings I planted on the weekend are perking up after looking a bit sad yesterday.
Meredyth: Merlin WTFmeredyth_13 on November 3rd, 2009 09:36 am (UTC)
My brother phoned me earlier to say it was reading over 40 deg on his car climate control at 6.30pm as he drove through Gladesville. This is crazy.

We're apparently expecting mid 30s next week, although we've been hitting higher than forecast for the last few days, regardless of the forecast.

*sigh*

I think I could have been happy living and dying before the time of Global Warming. I'm going back to working on my heart attack. Bugger this longevity thing. I'm outta here before the oil crisis and water crisis coincide and it all gets just a bit messy around the edges.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
New Zealand, Mere! I have a friend who is a geologist there, or two of my engineering friends are down in Tassie. I bring textiles production and agricultural knowledge to the mix, we can rebuild civilisation, but better!
Merimeri_oddities on November 3rd, 2009 11:01 am (UTC)
I don't know what it's like there, but sometimes, we'll get a really hot spring and then a mild summer. Here's hoping for that for you. I'm thinking we're going to have an awful cold winter here.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 3rd, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Alas, summer is predicted as being so dreadful, that they have added 'catastrophic' to the fire warnings signs.

I fear I may be tempted to stay in Europe ...
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on November 4th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
I'm sensing you will be camping out on the sidewalk in anticipation of the grand opening? lol
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 7th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
I keep walking past and checking to see if there has been progress. This week: tarpaulins in the windows!
LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Periodldydark1 on November 7th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
We had a weird summer. Around my deceased mothers birthday,
it got hot and humid. After work, my dinner would be
chocolate ice cream with assorted goodies in it.
It 'hit the spot'. I gained a couple #, which I am now
working off. But I can so relate to your comments.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 7th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about the pounds: winter and hot chocolate were a terrible mix. I am being more careful about the gelato: one scoop only!