Barcelona, Spain. “The days of the year when one has absolutely no objections towards the weather are few and far between. Fortunately, this leaves the general population with a perpetual sense of indignation and an endless conversation topic”, local meteorologist Cesc Cabrera pointed out.
“If you live to complain, summer is THE time of the year for you. Whether you understand the impact of global warming or live in a bubble, the heatwaves will swipe over you much like over anybody else and you will be entitled to an opinion. Sí o sí”, Cesc continued.
However, some of the local people have expressed a more nuanced take on the issue. “I personally look forward to winter. I have complained enough about the heat, a general sensation of suffocation and prolonged siestas. I look forward to the time when I’ll be able to romanticize these facts and dream of the sun, the waves and the lovely warm weather from a freezing point of view. I’m just as fine with badmouthing the grey clouds, the unnecessarily harsh winds, and the occasional snowflake”, Juan Cuesta informed. “I can’t wait for winter to come. I’m ready to trade hot air for a cool breeze.”
Meteorologists, however, are not as hopeful as Juan is. It seems that winters will get milder and drier throughout the Iberian peninsula and the typical “freezing” Barcelona temperatures of 4-5 degrees Celsius in January will soon be a distant memory. They also would like to point out the fact that the same people who deny climate change are missing out on an incredible opportunity for constant bickering against everything and everyone. “We’re at a loss regarding how to persuade people that climate change is real and we are ready to appeal to everyone’s inner small-talker: come, complain and help us keep humanity in a dissatisfied mode for centuries to come”, Cesc Cabrera enthusiastically invites Spaniards and people all over the globe to join the unpopular movement of common sense.
Written by Ana-Maria Taut, based on a great idea by Anonymous.