Summer Is Hot

This time last week, panic gripped Britain. An unfamiliar yellow orb appeared in the sky. The government sprang into action. Motorway signs warned people to stay home. London’s major train stations shut down. The mayor told its citizens they should not be outside enjoying themselves or hosting barbecues. Offices told their staff not to come in. Even some schools closed.

Yes, a sunny day can seem like a rare occurrence here in the United Kingdom. But I’ve never seen such a panicked response to hot weather. The Met Office warned that people could not be trusted to make good decisions about the heat because “nothing in their life experience has let them know what to expect,” before sternly forbidding the nation from having fun in the sun. News channels broadcast live images of the sun, as if it were some kind of disaster zone.

Read more at “Breaking News: Summer Is Hot!”

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