For those outside of the USA, or for those in the northern portions of the country, you’ve probably read on the news about the drought coming through, starting forest fires, destroying crops, etc. It’s bad. For instance, there was a huge forest fire just several miles southwest of my city recently, and in OK a man had a motorcycle crash because the road was buckling due to heat.
In Texas powerlines have been going down because the built-up residue is messing with their conductivity.
In Georgia, crops are drying on the stalk left and right.
To top all this off, it’s freaking a hundred plus degrees outside–and it’s not getting cooler. The New York Times even compared the current draught with that of the 1930s, and also with a really bad draught that happened in the 1950s. However, as I wasn’t there at the time, I can’t say if this draught is as bad, or if it’s worse, or if we should all be preparing for the apocalypse, or what. All I can tell you is that I want it to rain so frigging badly. If I thought it would help, I would pray to some weird rain god. Actually, I may still pray to some weird rain god…
Long story short, summer is starting to feel less like summer and more like Hell.
I don’t I’ll like it much in Hell; but, as I’ll be going there soon (according to the fundamentalists I know), I ought to get used to it anyway.