So I've been furiously researching more on heat stress since yesterday's post. More on that later, but in the meantime, I did want to report that I found that there does exist a solution to this problem. I had never heard of this, but there are companies that make ice-vests and cool-vests. For example, these guys make the one above. I'm sure smart readers will get the idea - it's too hot outside to safely function, so you pull the gel packs out of the freezer, stick them in the handy pockets, and step outside. Little bit like astronauts putting on their space suits before stepping outside the space craft. But not so inconvenient as that!
They even make a stylish camo number:
and ones for dogs:
Presumably, as the planet heats up, they'll also be able to introduce similar products for cows, pigs, and sheep.
So all is not lost even in the worst case - thought you'd be relieved to know.