Savour the sunshine while it lasts
I can be as gloomy as the next person about global warming. But sometimes you just have to look on the sunny side (sorry!).
If world temperatures keep going the way they are, I forecast that tourists will be flocking to Ireland. Because every other civilised place is going to be so hot that they will be looking for some green temperate land for a bit of respite.
Figures released last week by NASA, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, show the world is set to hit another high temperature benchmark in 2016, for the third year in a row.
The underlying premise of tourism is that you go somewhere different to where you normally live. So the Dutch climb mountains, we head to the Med for a good old frying and the Chinese go anywhere that isn't China.
I expect what's put me in a light-hearted mood - or sent me tipping further over the edge of normality - was the occurrence in Ireland last week of the hottest day in a decade.
I firmly believe, as a country and a people, we need at least one day's blazing sunshine a year.
Partly to be able to show visitors that Ireland is not just a place where the most essential piece of clothing is a rain jacket.
But more so to be able to feel a blast of sunshine on our backs. And to feel it on our own soil. It's all very well elsewhere but far more special when you can comfortably walk in bare feet on your own grass.