Here's an excerpt from an email to a friend in England:
"Yes, it is hot, very. I was ringing you about 2am, unable to sleep due to the heat. I was sat in the backyard and it was still over 30degrees. This is a glimpse of the future, so we (in Australia) better get used to it. In a decade or so we'll probably get heatwaves like this every year and some years we'll get three or four.
I lay awake getting really angry at all the "skeptics", maverick scientists, fossil fuel execs, right wing pundits, assorted pollies and the selfish idiots, readily seduced by their half truths, distortions and lies, who vote for them. At least 25 years ago the science was strong enough to suggest that governments should start to take prudent measures, instead we've had nothing except a whole lot of not much at all.
Golly gosh, I'm off on a rant! Anyway, hope all those bastards are happy, we're reaping what they've sowed."