Today was one of those days where I wasn’t expecting it to be hot outside. The morning sky was covered in scattered clouds and I could feel a light breeze when I arrived at work. I assumed I was safe from the sun. Indoors most of the morning and then suddenly it hit me.
Hot summer days are definitely more frequent than they used to be. 26 degrees is a sticky warm that makes it uncomfortable to work. I worry about the rays that hit your skin, causing sunburn so easily. Just being outside teaching PE for 45 minutes, I managed to get a very sun burned neck and shoulders.
Yes I need to be more prepared for hotter weather. I must make sure I always have sunscreen with me wherever I go. Climate change means more sunny days and more risk of sunburn and dehydration.
I worry that if Britain is getting much hotter more often then surely other countries are burning up completely. In the News, for example, record heatwaves in India remind me of the damage that global warming is doing around the world.
I guess that most people are grateful of the warm periods but I simply worry. It just doesn’t sit well with me. We lost our beautiful snowy winters and now we have heatwaves which are setting forests on fire. What can we do?
First, we need to care.
Lots of sun is not always a positive thing. When we start to realise that this isn’t ideal, we may start to wake up to the reality of climate change.
Thank you for reading my rambling words. They just streamed out of me as I sat moaning at myself for not being better prepared for a sunny afternoon.