I posted this same article to LinkedIn and got two HVAC techs from Texas joking about how they're acclimated to hot weather. Interesting to unpack that they are exposing themselves to unsafe situations and are uninterested in improving their situations.
I made a snarky comment about my industry. With all the reply guys disagreeing with me, looks like I hit a nerve. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskEngineers/comments/vmqpxt/brag_a_little_why_is_your_industry_or_career/ie2kbpg/
Upgraded to a new Pixel phone last week, my biggest complaint is how much Google tries to shove its Assistant into everything. Like, it was a big surprise to me that the power button was, by default, set to bring up Assistant instead of turning off the phone like a power button is supposed to. Spent a confused minute trying to figure out how to reboot my phone.
This is fine
td;dr: The original theory was humans can't survive at 95 deg F (35 deg C) wet bulb temperatures. New studies say that is actually 87 deg F (31 deg C).
So at 87 degrees F at 100% humidity, your life is at risk.
Heavy smoke event is kind of like the pandemic compressed and running in fast-forward. The air all around you is trying to kill you and you need a solid mask to avoid it. Whereas with the pandemic you can't safely go to places with a lot of people, with smoke you can't even leave your house and being in your house might not be enough if you don't have good seals and filtration.
"Dr. Jeremy Hess: Not only do we need to prepare for the next extreme event that’s beyond our historical experience, but we need to prepare for the June 2021 events, coupled with a few dayslong regional power outages, and maybe a smoke event thrown in. And we’re really not doing that."
Probably the most impactful and disruptive natural disaster in my memory. The next closest would be the Southern California power outage in 2011 and the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.
I will never forget the Pacific Northwest Heat Dome of 2021. https://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-city-life/hottest-day-history-seattle-heat-dome-2021
The small victory is holding.
Spending Sunday afternoon cooking an elaborate dinner usually helps this feeling. Today it's too hot to cook. So I'm just mentally pacing around.
Do not dignify bad-faith actors with your time, your effort, your answers, or your platform. Block them and move on to real work.
toot toot motherfuckers
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