On a day like this it is all too easy to think about the many issues related to climate change. Useful to see how other areas better acquainted to days like days in the UK manage. And it often starts with simple principles: passive design, orientation, shading, thermal mass, trees, water, airflow control, reflective surfaces. Behind that simplicity there is however a myriad of changes ahead to adapt our cities in relation to planning, building regulations, etc. Work is being done in that direction but let's make sure that tomorrow when it will not be that barmy we don't just think the worst just passed so we don't need to do much about it.