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Re: Summer!
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2018, 05:28:23 PM »
One of the worst heat waves in North American history was in 1936, and killed thousands of people. But there were days this summer that were even hotter than the same date in 1936. When you have days hot enough to kill even healthy people, the fatties may suffer more, but they're not wrong when they say it's too hot.

How many homes had A/C in 1936? So deaths from heat waves back then are irrelevant when compared to today. Of course more died. Especially the sick and elderly.

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2018, 06:55:26 PM »
The other side of that people in 36 were tougher then they are now.   People bitch at 90.   I spent all day on a roof when air temps were 103 on the ground, 140 on the roof....
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2018, 07:28:21 PM »
They were more at risk back then for sure....

Life expectancy in 1936    56.6  60.6

Life expectancy in 1998     73.8  79.5

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« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2018, 07:57:07 PM »
I’m fat, well...  not real fat... 

But I fart a lot...climate changes around my ass frequently..

I do know that 90% humidity just plain sucks...I hate hot!

Give me spring, fall and winter.

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2018, 12:29:33 AM »
How many homes had A/C in 1936? So deaths from heat waves back then are irrelevant when compared to today. Of course more died. Especially the sick and elderly.

I don't know Bill. How many?

I didn't say more people died then. I said we had some days this summer that were even hotter than 1936, "days hot enough to kill even healthy people". I didn't have A/C for almost half my life, and as recently as the 1990s went without it. Heat waves in other years do seem relevant to me, especially when we have days hotter than one of the historically worst heat waves to hit the continent.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2018, 04:55:47 AM »

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2018, 06:59:37 AM »
Sorry everybody, the fat boy likes a/c. 

When I was working offshore Gulf of Mexico in the 70's and 80's it was 100% humidity most of the time.  In July and August we had to pick up our tools from the steel decks with rags to keep from burning our hands.  I wasn't fat back then...and I liked the a/c a lot during that time!!!!  Every now and then we'd have an issue with generators being down or the a/c being out...I've slept on steel grating to stay cool.  It's not as bad as it sounds.

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2018, 07:44:49 AM »
Some of this is relative.

Weren't the Brits complaining about the brutal heat wave gripping London just a few weeks ago.  Record high temp I think.  Got up to 23c.






That's just under 74f.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2018, 10:50:40 AM »
Some of this is relative.

Weren't the Brits complaining about the brutal heat wave gripping London just a few weeks ago.  Record high temp I think.  Got up to 23c.






That's just under 74f.


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When I was in HS I remember reading a blurb in the local newspaper copied from a Fairbanks paper, I think it was.  It went something like  "Fairbanks roasts in heat wave as temps skyrocket to 38 below."


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Re: Summer!
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2021, 09:24:43 AM »
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