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Clarkson may have thought the extreme effects of climate change were no pig deal, but a member of Diddly Squat Farm ended up paying the price for his complacence.
The former Top Gear presenter turned farmer has since taken to Twitter to reflect on the passing of not just the heatwave but his 'big pig'.
On Tuesday, 19 July, the UK recorded its highest temperature in history, with London Heathrow reported as reaching a peak of 40.2°C.
Those in more rural areas were urged to lather their pigs with suncream to protect them from the sun's harsh rays, however, Clarkson clearly didn't get there in time to save his animal's bacon.
Taking to Twitter, the Diddly Squat Farm owner wrote: "Thankfully, the global warming is now over but tragically, its brief visit took the life of my big pig. RIP pig."
Thankfully, the global warming is now over but tragically, its brief visit took the life of my big pig. RIP pig.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 20, 2022
The post has amassed tens of thousands of likes and a whole host of comments, with many followers having flooded to the post to condemn Clarkson's attitude towards climate change.
One said: "Jeremy mate I'm pretty sure global warming is still here."
"Pig sacrificed itself to global warming. How noble," another wrote.
However, a third continued the broadcaster's humorous tone: "So sorry for your loss. Bacon for breakfast?"
Poor big pig.— Steven Haslem (@StevieMac2580) July 20, 2022
Clarkson was previously branded an 'utter womble' for tweets he posted earlier in the week about the heatwave.
In one post, the broadcaster appeared to take a swing at the Met Office's issuing of an extreme heat warning for England and Wales.
He said: "It’s very hot in the south of France but so far as I know, there’s no DefCon 8 level 3 killer death heatwave warning in place."
It’s very hot in the south of France but so far as I know, there’s no DefCon 8 level 3 killer death heatwave warning in place.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 17, 2022
In a later tweet, Clarkson went on to suggest the best way to survive such a heatwave was simply to crack open a cold one.
"I’ve spent my life working in extreme heat and we survived by having a beer under a tree. Climate change is real. Drink more beer," he wrote.
When questioned by one follower as to the morality of laughing 'about climate change,' Clarkson responded: "We should laugh about anything we want. Now go and sit under a tree and have a cold beer."
Sadly, 'big pig' didn't quite get their trotters on a pint in time and climate change has subsequently had the last laugh.