What is worse, extremely cold weather or extremely hot weather?
I dislike hot weather, let alone extremely hot weather. When traveling where temperatures are reported in Celsius my motto is “20 is plenty”. [ 20 C = 68 F ] I have always been ‘pleasingly plumb,’ or beyond, so skimpy clothing and sun bathing hold no appeal to me.
We have had, in my opinion, a very warm winter. It just doesn’t feel right. My sense is the month of February should typically have a 2 – 4 day stretch of below zero Fahrenheit temperatures. This year we aren’t even getting too many days that stay below freezing.
Looking around online I found that essortment.com says of cold weather:
> People who live in cold climates tend to live longer.
> It’s so much easier to breathe cold, crisp air than hot, heavy air.
> There’s nothing quite like watching a snowfall through a window while sipping hot cocoa.
> Everyone always has such beautiful rosy cheeks brought about by the frosty air.
But on the flip side, for those of you who would select extremely hot weather over cold, I found a website that reported:
An episode of extreme cold can shave an entire decade off one’s life, while an episode of extreme warmth typically hastens death by no more than a few weeks.
My conclusion — moderate temperatures please, between 55 F – 75 F with a light breeze. I am thankful to have central heating or A/C available to me when the temperature goes below or above that range.
Your thoughts on this Thursday’s topic?