Posted On: Wednesday - May 11th 2022 5:48PM MST
In Topics:   Humor  Global Climate Stupidity
The Climate Crisis™ must have caused that recent cool spell we had. It was very pleasant for us, as the summer approaches, but then, I kept in mind that temperature upheavals™ like this can only be a bad thing. I wouldn't dare to just hang outside or enjoy the free air conditioning (doors and windows open for a couple of hours in the mornings) without keeping Greta's dire warnings in mind.
The cat doesn't know what the hell to do with all this. He was transitioning, no, no, not that kind of thing... he was transitioning from his winter daytime schedule to the summer nighttime schedule. Then the cold air came in. He ended up inside when he should have been out, and vice versa. It's messing with his 18 hour sleep cycle and don't even ask him about Daylight Savings Time!
In the long run, it is supposed to get warmer, so the cats must adapt. It's not like they don't know how to handle the heat though. They will just have to bone up on their heat transfer foo.
Obviously you want to stay out of the sun, even if you're not a black cat. Heat transfer analysis tells us to find surfaces with low radiative absorptivity and high reflectivity, such as white sidewalks, on materials with high conductivity, such as natural heat sinks like the soil. Failing that, we, well, if we are cats, should find smooth surfaces such as hardwood floors, with their low contact resistance, and keep as much of our surface area in contact with the other surface - some cats get up to 70%.
The Climate Crisis™ is real, alright, but let's not get our backs all arched up about it. We got this, together, OK? Cats can work together to deal with this ... OK, maybe on our own. We sure don't need to be lectured about it by one of those 2-legs.