Wrong Type of Heat

“Transport officials said rails under direct sunshine might reach 20C (68F) above the surrounding air temperature, causing the steel to expand – raising concern that rails will buckle as temperatures soar.” https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/26/uk-weather-railway-slowdown-stop-tracks-buckling-heatwave-set/

Network Rail assured passengers that slowing trains to mitigate this risk was in no way a consequence of going berserk with the chainsaw in the spring and removing all those miles of shady mature tree cover.



“In Australia, an increase in the frequency and intensity of heatwaves is expected to lead to more heat-related deaths, while warmer temperatures, changing rainfall and an influx of pests will ‘negatively impact’ many temperate crops, such as fruit and nuts.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/climate-change-report-hotter-australia)

I believe the vernacular is ‘cactus’.