As the sun rose over the rooftops like a searing ball of flame another day of excessive heat was born.
The couple out for an early morning fitness walk stopped in their tracks and viewed the spectacle.
“I feel so impotent,” said the man.
The woman glanced sharply at him wondering if her long term partner and father of her children was about to reveal some emergent sexual problem.
The man, oblivious to how his words had been misconstrued, continued on: “I mean, what can I do? Out there across the country bushfires are burning out of control while record breaking floods swamp the north east. Millions of fish have died in the extreme weather affecting the inland river systems. Across the world beneficial insects and bees are dying.”
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