Earlier this week, a local TV station news program reported on a story about a poor Dallas area widow who collapsed from heat exhaustion while standing in-line to receive a free fan. She had to be taken to a hospital emergency room. She survived only because others were near to render aid.
Although tropical storm Erin has brought a temporary respite from the heat that we’ve been feeling here in north-central Texas recently, most of the people in “temperate” zones around the world are still suffering. People are dying from the heat, even in Europe where the climate has been historically cool and moist for hundreds of years.
No one that I know thinks that it has not been unusually hot — drier in some regions and wetter in others. But some are still debating the reason for the recent trend. Is it just a natural cycle of climate ups and downs, or are human activities on earth con- tributing to an ever-worsening problem. Will the trend reverse itself next year or in ten years regardless of how people choose to live, or could these temperatures be a fortaste of even hotter conditions to come?
Well, while everyone complains about it and many are still arguing whether and what to do about it, enjoy this delightful little cartoon I found on YouTube today in the comfort of your air-conditioned home or office. As you do, try not to think about those who can’t even afford to own a fan.
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