Thursday, 11 July 2013

Gorgeous Day, Just LIke Our Ancient Ancestors Found It

The weather today is just about perfect here: high 26 C with low humidity and a little breeze.  Makes you want to just enjoy things.

As it happens, I've been reading a lot about early humans and the way we evolved on the savannahs of East Africa.  That set me to wondering about why this particular sort of weather feels so good.  Is it because that's the temperatures we evolved to take advantage of?

Maybe: at least the highs for this week in Nairobi, Kenya, Arusha, Tanzania and Kampala, Uganda--all three cities very near the equator so there should be no winter-summer effect--are all in the mid-20s. 

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