Punch,  60 (1871), 69.

Touching Weather



Diary, Drollery, Spoof


Meteorology, Extra-Terrestrial Life, Cultural Geography

    Details the effects of excessively cold and hot weather on people's physical and mental states. Notes that the weather dominates English conversation and claims that on the Moon there is no weather and consequently no conversation. Regards meteorology as a 'most useful science' but wishes it could be relied upon always to determine the weather. Observes, however, that the consequence of reliable weather forecasting will be the end of 'small talk'.

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