In response to @Azerus_Kun’s blog post Rant on heat
Let's say it right away: I’m sick of these stupid equations:
Heat, sun, drought = Good weather.
Cold, rain, humidity = Bad weather.
This makes no sense at all. Rather than ranting over and over with words only I let my interview partner speak for themselves (in the form of picture). My interview partner is seriously ill: The forest.
I scaled down the photos a bit but more scaling down or compression would destroy the impression so a warning to people with slow connection: Together the pictures have almost 9MB. Don’t click on all the thumbnails if you’re concerned about data volume or waiting time.
Using the stupid equations above I can say: We had “good” weather in the last three summers in a row in Germany for many weeks. Heat, drought, no rain. The result:
Couldn't see the sky from the same point last year.
This is how the path next to these trees looked right after they died this year.
This goes on and on to the right and to the left but is masked by still living leaf trees.
Very large pines. It was impossible to see the sky from that point as well a two years ago.
It started on the edge and is eating itself through the woods
There is supposed to be some water here. In more than 30 years I've never seen that rivulet dry out.
At the point where I took this picture, I should be standing in floating water up to the knees.
Right next to the village where I life is this seriously ill forest. And it is one of the better places in the region. If I used my car to drive around a bit I could have taken much worse pictures. Maybe I will do this some time.
This is not the result of good weather. It's horrible weather. Most important for people is: "I don't want to get wet when going outside, so rain is bad." The heat does not bother them. Of course not. Why should it? Driving around pedal to the metal with a 300HP engine in a 2 ton heavy SUV with loudly blowing air condition they're not remotely interested in how hot it is.
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