You see these sunglasses dude? What, do you think I wear them as some kind of fashion statement?
Yes, we do have brutally hot fucking summers, which some of us complain about frequently. Depending where you are, it's either too hot and muggy even in New York or New England thus making summer suck because it's humid there, or worse, the psychotic deathworld called "Florida" attached to our contiguous territory for some reason, which together with large parts of the Southeast is not fit for human life. Perhaps some kind of rainforest or desert toad can dwell there or Arizona, which is an oven. Texas and around that area is literally like standing inside an oven. It's better than NY because while it's way hotter and brighter it's at least not choking you with the humidity, but come The Happening whatever it may be that takes out modern civilization for a time, those places will likely remain uninhabited or very thinly habited because people only are able to dwell there with central air conditioning.
California other than being on fire is in a similar state in the southern region, being a dry, bright, hot oven, whereas the northwest is like New England a damp, humid shithole filled with heroin addicts.
Did I mention California is continually on fire? I'm not kidding. It literally looks like a haze on the other side of the country in the summer. I think it was this summer or last where there was this constant haze I thought was fog and made me start coughing and having breathing issues, which I eventually realized wasn't the 'rona because on some days I started noticing a distinct campfire smell and realized those clouds were not clouds. The Western half of the country is burning so much it's choking Atlantic ernsts.
Then let us turn back to that other special case, mr. Florida, who truly exemplifies all you expect of the worst shithole death planet where even the trees are so toxic if you stand under them when it rains it burns your skin off. It's not uncommon for you to lose your small dog to somebody's former pet Ball Python they decided to let loose rather than keep taking care of, so yes, on top of all the toxic spiny Lionfish infesting the coasts, the brain eating amoebas in the ponds, and the various toxic animals, we also have numerous former exotic pets eating other pets. Numerous ernsts have and will opine about that notorious state, but it truly is a hot hellhole just like Georgia, Alabama, and especially Louisianna, where my uncle worked as a bricklayer and they had to stop working by two or three PM because the heat and humidity is literally deadly. However, you'd possibly be surprised to find it's more or less like this all the way up the coast to New England, where summers don't become bearable until you hit Vermont.
But as to the whole everlovin' country, yes it's it too fuckin' hot and bright. I do not know why we came here. I'm fine with a deep freeze winter although midwest is definitely possibly fatal with wind chill, but if you're not like Arab or Pakistani in Texas I do not see the sense of it. I like cold, dry, dark places, like a spider cave. That is the opposite of our climate. We are way hotter than Europe and a hell of a lot brighter.
Oh and also the natural disasters, but you already knew this. American climate is what one could call "entertaining." What you also may not know is we got twisters all around the place, including famously Boston but where I used to live a town got taken out not far from there in NY. It happens. Flooding also takes out parts of some towns, which you don't see as much when it's not a hurricane. Ice storms take out power, but it's restored in a weekend so usually not as dramatic or noticed unless it's like Texans freezing to death. There's many hidden things in this land you might not realize happen there or are dangerous, and yes including tornadoes touching down in California or New York not just Kansas, and I'm surprised NYC hasn't gotten partly taken out by a real hurricane yet. Other than the last one anyway that was nothing.
But despite all this, it's the fucking sun that bothers me the most. I was wearing sunglasses about 20 minutes ago when smoking outside because it's the time of day my smoking spot gets blasted by light. Especially if you wear contacts or eyeglasses the brightness is unbearable, and literally everyone here wears sunglasses for a valid reason. It's not just a meme.
As you may remember, I bitched about climate change partly because while Schengen we're still totally third world tier when it comes to climate impacts, and I don't wish for our interesting weather to get even more interesting. Choking on the fog in the summer is starting to become just normal part of routine here because California keeps burning down worse every year. It wouldn't surprise me it hits the point this century where you're in Ireland and can smell the BBQ wafting over from the summer.