Last weekend it had almost 40° C (38?) here in Austria. The hottest recorded temperature in Austria is 39.7° (in the shadow). I hasn't rained for >1 month and farmers are loosing their harvest. Today it's windy and a tiny bit cooler, but still no rain. They say it's going to be hotter again starting Friday or so. And before all that there was a great flood, flooding a lot of cities in Europe. If the same amount of rain would have been spread out over the summer it would all have been fine.
News just in: The heat record in Austria was broken. 39.9°C in the shade. Also people from even hotter places say that the heat in Austria is somehow less bearable than the same temperature somewhere else, which is consistent with my holiday experience in Greece (not Athens but on the islands; I couldn't get any sleep in the heat of Athens). And there are forest fires. If this keeps going like that I'm going to the north of Canada. Are there any opportunities for software developers there? How cool are Scotland and Ireland? I'm not going to learn any scandinavian language.
That sounds really uncomfortable. I bet that it's because Austria is not on the sea. It's usually cooler when there's a breeze coming in from the water.
There are some positions for software developers in the north. I think many of the mining companies require custom software and hire programmers to develop it. But you'd have to go really far north to escape the forest fires. Half of northern Canada is trees, and there are hundreds of fires every year. So you would have to go above the tree line to the tundra, where I'm sure it's nice and cold all year.
I've never been to Scotland or Ireland. I imagine that they never see the sun and live like vampires in the fog.
Maybe the sun got lost and thinks it's in Australia. You expect 40°C in Australia! (Although usually in January.)
It's sad about the farmers. It's very hard when the weather isn't good for crops. We had drought here for the past 5-7 years (except this year, when it rained for 2 months and we had flooding). Some of the ranchers had to sell their animals because there wasn't enough hay.