• 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:

    01_Inside.JPG Couldn't see the sky from the same point last year.

    06_A_Path.JPG 07_The_trees_just_died.JPG This is how the path next to these trees looked right after they died this year.

    02_Outside.JPG 05_Some_More.JPG This goes on and on to the right and to the left but is masked by still living leaf trees.

    03_Big_Dead_Trees.JPG 04_Big_Dead_Trees.JPG Very large pines. It was impossible to see the sky from that point as well a two years ago.

    08_Some_More_From_The_outside.JPG It started on the edge and is eating itself through the woods

    09_There_is_supposed_to_be_water_here.JPG 10_and_here.JPG There is supposed to be some water here. In more than 30 years I've never seen that rivulet dry out.

    11_I_am_supposed_to_be_standing_up_the_knees_in_the_water_from_where_I_took_that_picture.JPG 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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