The impact of this story is blunted when you look up what 29 degrees Celsius* means in real numbers, alas.
84 degrees and change, if you were both wondering and lazy. Mind you, when reading the article it says that Europe is worried about it getting to 104 degrees, which is hot by anybody’s standards (including the Southwest’s) and something that they’ll need to keep an eye on. And yet… we invented the air conditioner over a hundred years ago. This is solved technology.
And, not to bring up the unfortunate past, but: in that intervening time Europe set itself on fire. Twice. Virtually every city on the continent was fought over, some multiple times. Why didn’t they just insist on HVAC being standard when they rebuilt?
PS: It’s over 90 where I am. Why? Because it’s freaking Maryland in late June, that’s why. Nobody’s seeing death masks in my area’s temperature readings…
*Assuming I’m interpreting the map correctly, of course.