Sleeping in hot weather requires a change of bedclothes – and bedding. Enter, the summer duvet. While rising temperatures are welcome during the day, they can be difficult to contend with at night when you’re trying to get to sleep. When buying a summer duvet, there are two important things to consider; filing and tog rating. What does tog mean? Tog is a scale of warmth but more specifically, it is the effectiveness of the material’s ability to trap warm air. Therefore, the lower the tog, the cooler you will be. What tog rating should I look for in a summer duvet? A duvet with a tog rating of 4.5 and lower is what to look out for in summer. Does a higher tog mean the duvet is thicker? Tog ratings do not have an effect on the thickness or thinness of the duvet – thickness is dependent on material. What is the difference between natural and synthetic fillings? Natural duvets are filled with duck and goose feathers, as well as down all of which are … [Read more...] about 10 comfy and cool summer duvets that won’t roast you alive
4 differences between weather and climate
1 A gamble on the rains WITH RHEUMY eyes and a face wizened by the sun, Narayanappa looks down to the ground and then, slowly, up to the skies. After weeks of harsh heat his land, one and a half hectares (four acres) of peanuts, chillies and mulberry bushes, has turned to dust. At the beginning of June, a dozen families local to Kuppam, a village in the Chittoor district of the south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh, came together, as they do every year, to sacrifice a goat as a divine downpayment on a good monsoon. By mid-June the monsoon rains should be quenching the parched ground. Yet there is no sign of the livid clouds running up from the south-eastern horizon which serve as its evening harbingers, rising and roiling, filling the sky with their rumbling and the night with veiled lightning. The sky is as blank as the ground is dry. Narayanappa has his sacks of nuts ready to sow. But time is running out. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and … [Read more...] about The South Asian monsoon, past, present and future
YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. BUT EXPERTS SAY YOU ALSO ARE WHERE YOU LIVE. IN A SPECIAL REPORT, THE IRISH TIMES SHOWS HOW 10 IRISH MAIN STREETS INFLUENCE THE HEALTH OF THOSE WHO LIVE THERE Most of us accept the wisdom that you are what you eat. But it’s also true to say that you are where you live. The spaces where we live, work and socialise shape our choices about our consumption and behavioural habits. These are automatic and unthinking, triggered by cues in the environment around us. Living in a vibrant town with access to health advice, a choice of shops, accessible places to exercise and welcoming spaces to congregate makes it easier to opt for healthy lifestyle choices. On the other hand, if you live in a place surrounded by clusters of takeaway outlets, bookmakers and pubs, those healthy choices require a more conscious effort. The architect and former president of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, Paul Keogh, cites the term “obesogenic … [Read more...] about Pubs, shops and coffee joints: How healthy is your street?
Science & Environment By Laura Foster and Yaroslav Lukov BBC News 15 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48269930 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBafta Awards Television shows should have more … [Read more...] about Picnics mentioned more than climate on TV
Elizabeth Weise and Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 5:48 PM EDT May 29, 2019 Flooding along the Mississippi River is the worst it’s been since 1927. More than 50 tornadoes touched down during the Memorial Day weekend. In Denver, it snowed more than three inches last week. Climate scientists say this is only the beginning of what will be decades of increasingly dangerous and damaging extreme weather – and there’s no question that much of it’s being driven by global warming. The scientific data is too clear and too overwhelming to come to any other conclusion, said Richard Rood, a meteorologist and professor of climate research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The coherent and convergent data signals climate scientists across the globe are seeing “make it extraordinarily unlikely that this is just a set of typical weather events that just happen to occur at the same time,” Rood said. Odds of dangerous weather increasing … [Read more...] about Severe weather across US driven by climate change