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GB News Anchor Makes Don’t Look Up A Reality With Her Reaction To ‘Lethal Weather’

A UK newsreader appeared on Thursday to channel the characters from hit film Don’t Look Up in a bizarre exchange with a real-life expert.

Adam McKay’s gritty sci-fi film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, follows two scientists as they try — and fail — to warn the world that a meteor is approaching Earth and will soon destroy it.

It was clearly a thinly veiled reference to the world’s warnings about the climate crisis.

One of the scenes then appeared to play out in real life on GB News, as presenter Bev Turner appeared to dismiss the severe effects of the heatwave that has already hit Britain and could reach highs of 40C next week.

She told John Hammond, a weather forecaster, on Wednesday: “See John, you’re outside enjoying the sun. It’s not too hot, is it?”

He replied that the weather was much milder – before issuing a stark reminder that “next week at the latest 20C could be scrapped as it could well be 40C”.

“I think there will be hundreds if not thousands of deaths early next week.”

He said the maps he could see in front of him were “scary”, adding that this was not “nice weather”.

“This will be potentially deadly weather for a few days. It will be short but it will be brutal.

“Oh John,” the moderator interrupted. “I want us to be happy about the weather!

“I don’t know if something happened to the meteorologists that made them all a bit fatalistic and harbingers of doom, but the channels – especially the BBC – every time I’ve tuned in, someone is talking about the weather and them. Re say there will be tons of deaths.

“But haven’t we always had hot weather, John?

“Wasn’t the summer of ’76 – it was as hot as this, wasn’t it?”

“Uh, no,” the expert replied. “And we’re seeing more and more records, more and more frequent and more serious, so yes, some people always remember the summer of 1976, which was an extraordinary event over 40 years ago.

“But heat waves are getting more extreme, this is another wave coming our way and I think we shouldn’t be too lighthearted that many will be dying over the next week because of the heat. Forty degrees [Celsius] – the kind of temperature this country is just not equipped for, I’m afraid.”

He urged employers to consider their workers’ safety when commuting to work and workers to consider their own commutes.

This clip was also released online a day before the UKHSA confirmed the UK is in a national heat emergency.

The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK is 38.7C in 2019 – and temperatures are expected to surpass this next week.

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