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animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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19 Responses to 745

  1. Robb says:

    Burn and swim!!

  2. Tiggy says:

    I was wondering today how much our culture will change when global warming sets in over the next 20 years. Will we all become more friendly, more laid-back? Will we get slimmer from eating less heavy foods and more salads? Will we work shorter hours and take siestas and stay up late?

    Where’s this thunderstorm then? LOL, people outside my window are having piggy-back races.

    I love hot weather. I love the contrast of heat and an ice cold drink. I love people just sitting around being languid like in old arthouse Indian films. I love the general steamyness of it!

  3. Forrest says:

    I’m in the mood to play devil’s advocate here.

    Global warming: Reasons why it might not actually exist
    2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved, according to the Telegraph’s Christopher Booker. Sceptics have long argued that there are other explanations for climate change other than man-made CO2 and here we look at some of the arguments put forward by those who believe that global warming is all a hoax.

    As Christopher Booker says in his review of 2008, temperatures have been dropping in a wholly unpredicted way over the past year. Last winter, the northern hemisphere saw its greatest snow cover since 1966, which in the northern US states and Canada was dubbed the “winter from hell”. This winter looks set to be even worse.
    The earth was hotter 1,000 years ago

    Evidence from all over the world indicates that the earth was hotter 1,000 years ago than it is today. Research shows that temperatures were higher in what is known as the Mediaeval Warming period than they were in the 1990s.

    The earth’s surface temperature is not at record levels

    According to Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies analysis of surface air temperature measurements, the meteorological December 2007 to November 2008 was the coolest year since 2000. Their data has also shown that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s but the 1930s.

    Ice is not disappearing

    Arctic website Crysophere Today reported that Arctic ice volume was 500,000 sq km greater than this time last year. Additionally, Antarctic sea-ice this year reached its highest level since satellite records began in 1979. Polar bear numbers are also at record levels.

    Himalayan glaciers

    A report by the UN Environment Program this year claimed that the cause of melting glaciers in the Himalayas was not global warming but the local warming effect of a vast “atmospheric brown cloud” over that region, made up of soot particles from Asia’s dramatically increased burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

  4. Forrest says:

    Now, here’s the kind of weather we’re having around here:
    Remember our temperatures are in Fahrenheit.
    “Friday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 106. East southeast wind between 5 and 7 mph.

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southeast wind between 5 and 7 mph.

    Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 107. South southeast wind 7 to 15 mph becoming west southwest. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.”

    And here’s where you can find out what the “heat index” is at the moment you go to the page:

  5. Frederick says:

    Pfft. That’s not Britain. That’s Chicago. And not just summer either. though during the other seasons, you might do well to add a “freeze” panel as well.

  6. soniamain says:

    sizzleing was me on Weds, I was at a conference about playing outside and the workshop leader told us 5 times to put suntan lotion on ( she must have been confused and thought we were the children !) I rebelled and thought f*** off i’ll choose what i want to do- and sizzled!! and now regret it :)

  7. theseoldshades says:

    I love storms as much as I love the sunshine, especially when it’s been horribly humid like it was here the last couple of days. Good storm last night :D

  8. jonbirch says:

    sonia… that’s hilarious! :lol: you needed to find another way to rebel. :-)

    me too, theseoldshades. :-)

    english summertime is great! :-)

  9. JF says:

    It’s His judgement on the iniquitous Glastonbury Festival.

  10. Lewis says:

    I’m not convinced that the cartoon guy is representative of us Brits as a whole… He’s WAY too smiley. Usually it’s, “it’s too hot. It’s too cold. It’s too wet.”

  11. HisGal says:

    Whahaha! Brilliant :lol: Ditto concerning Dutch Summers……..;-)

  12. Eric says:

    Well it’s been very cold over here (winter in Adelaide), everyone is complaining about it. But not as much as we’ll complain about it being hot in summer! Hopefully it rains more, because the Murray river is dry. As long as it doesn’t rain on me!

  13. beckyG says:

    We’re having an English summer here in NYC – almost every day in June has brought about at least a bit of rain.

  14. Kayte says:

    Stick a bottle of bucky in there, and that’s an average afternoon in Glasgow just now!

  15. Tiggy says:

    What storm? I stayed up half the night waiting for the bloody storm and it didn’t arrive. Where are you theseoldshades?

  16. Chris F says:

    10 Its what made the Brits great Lewis. Lifetime practice of huddling behind a windbreak on a British beach determined to have a Good Time

  17. theseoldshades says:

    Tiggy: Cardiff :) It wasn’t a very impressive one but I enjoyed it nevertheless!

  18. Laura says:

    Not related at all to the topic but wondering if anyone is near Bristol and may want to go see the bansky exhibit on weds or Thursday?
    I’ll check back here to see if there’s any interest.

  19. Tiggy says:

    Where are you based Laura? I would love to go and see it, but I live in Bath and can’t see me getting to Bristol on my own. I know that sounds pathetic, but I know what I’m like – rather travel phobic. I have to be accompanied, like a child. And this is someone who’s travelled to India and the US by herself, but I’ve had a lot of stress lately.

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