Why is it taken as some kind of achievement that we’ve just reached the highest temperature ever recorded in this country, well it’s been bleddy hot anyway. I’m not a scientist so I don’t know if this is just a cycle the earth has always gone through or if this represents global warming. I think we have to look at the balance of probabilities. Sure we’ve had long, hot summers in the past but a pattern seems to be emerging now. All I know is I’m glad I don’t live on a Pacific atoll right now!