Burning Engineering Question : Can Buildings Survive Temperatures 0.5C Higher Than The Present UK?

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5 Responses to Burning Engineering Question : Can Buildings Survive Temperatures 0.5C Higher Than The Present UK?

  1. Kwok says:

    Yeah – my own “professional society” the IET published a similar report looking at climate impacts. The most serious cause for concern they came up with was the slight increase in the electrical resistance of the grid – caused by 0.5oC warming!! The next was most serious impact was the non-existent danger of power stations flooding due to the 3mm/yr sea level rise.

    Oh the humanity!!. What are we to do about these terrible impacts!! Lets shut down the economy now and go back to the caves – and hand all our worldly wealth to Al Gore and his cronies!

    • Mike Davis says:

      The have buildings and energy infrastructure in desert locations that seem to withstand a “touch” more warmth that you are talking about in any portion of the UK!

  2. omnologos says:

    The problem, as it is well known, is not climate change but having to meet “stringent reduction targets”. A totally man-made issue, with no input from the sun or volcanoes.

  3. Jeff K says:

    Football (soccer in the U.S.) may be in its last days. Studies have shown that jock straps have not been engineered to handle a .5 degree rise in temperatures due to climate change; jock strap failure would of course result in catastrophic consequences that have not been seen in recorded history.

    • Mike Davis says:

      Only if it is newly designed Jocks as they were being used in the 60s in the Nevada desert which might be a bit above the .5 limit! 😉

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