Damn its hot. We got here almost 2 weeks ago and the temperature has been rising ever since. Even in Hora in Kea where it rarely gets unbearably hot and we can usually count on pleasant evenings at least, last night
it just stayed hot with a hot Sahara breeze blowing. And it all started with AL Gore.
On June 13th Al Gore flew into Athens and gave a speech at the Megaron that drew such a turnout that they had to open another auditorium and show him on a big screen. He introduced himself as the man who used to be "The Next President of the United States" and then gave his talk that he gives in his film An Inconvenient Truth peppered with references to Greece, calling our stand against global warming, our Thermopylae. Almost every politician was
in the audience with the exception
of the minister of the environment, surprisingly.(or maybe not).
The Prime Minister pledged to pledged to provide every school in Greece with a copy of An Inconvenient Truth just as the British had in February.
The Athens news came out with a photo of Gore looking quite serious and severe with the headlines 'This is your final warning'.
Since then the temperature has been rising. If Gore wanted the Athenians to see how serious and how dire the situation was he could not have planned it better.