Both figuratively and literally, we are burning up here. I never would have guessed that the Colorado summer could be so brutal.
The thermometer above shows the temperature in the blazing sun on our terrace - yes, you read it right: 129.9° at 6:18 p.m. But even in the shade, it was a balmy 105°, the highest official temperature ever recorded in Denver and the fourth straight day of 100+ temps with no end in sight.
Wait - that last reading wasn't really so bad. Just 27 minutes later, you can see 133.5°as the outside temperature.
But anyone who is not in danger of being actually incinerated by flames cannot complain. Much of the state is burning down. There are at least 12 wildfires throughout the state, burning countless acres. Colorado's governor said today that about half of the nation's firefighting personnel are in Colorado right now.
So let's just continue to pretend that global warming doesn't exist as we simulate hell on earth.