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Hawking knew that every object in the universe could be heated up or cooled down. But black holes were different. Heat would never get out of a black hole it seemed. This started to niggle Hawking. But it would turn out to be the key to the mystery of creation ... But what Hawking had glimpsed was a point where the two [theories] must clash: at the very edge of a black hole. Stephen Hawking, Master of the Universe, Channel 4 2008
Scientists found that a quarter of the sun was in fact helium. Which was considerably more than they thought. They realised that to fuse that amount of helium would mean the sun would have to be burning at billions of degrees. But the truth was the sun only burns at fifteen million degrees ... Per cubic metre the sun actually generates less heat than a human being. Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Atom: The Key to the Cosmos, BBC 2007
O rash false heat, wrapped in repentant cold,
Thy hasty spring still blasts and ne’er grows old! William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece, 48-49
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun,
Nor the furious winter’s rages;
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages:
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust … William Shakespeare, Cymbeline
This is the voice of high midsummer’s heat.
The rasping vibrant clamour soars and shrills
O’er all the meadowy range of shadeless hills,
As if a host of giant cicadae beat
The cymbals of their wings with tireless feet,
Or brazen grasshoppers with triumphing note
From the long swath proclaimed the fate that smote
The clover and timothy-tops and meadowsweet. C G D Roberts, The Mowing
O thou who passest through our valleys in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, ally the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer,
Beneath our oaks hast slept while we beheld
With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair. William Blake, Poetical Sketches: To Summer
I want your sun to reach my raindrops,
So your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud. Mevlana Rumi, 1207-1273
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Harry S Truman
If you can’t stand the heat in the dressing-room, get out of the kitchen. Terry Venables
And again, observe ye the days of summer how the sun is above the earth over against it. And you seek shade and shelter by reason of the heat of the sun, and the earth also burns with growing heat, and so you cannot tread on the earth, or on a rock by reason of its heat. Enoch 1:4
Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. Richard Nixon
It’s going to be the biggest change in generations. The homes we live in and the cars we drive all transformed. Heat Pumps: What They Really Mean For You, BBC 2023
Heat pumps: ‘This is an £18,000 installation.’ ibid.
The government intends to ban the sale of new gas boilers by 2035. ibid.
Current models are 3 to 5 times more energy efficient than traditional boilers. ibid.
The problem is most British homes just aren’t as well insulated. ibid.