29 Mar '12, 6pm

Climate change is already harshing the weather

Climate change is already harshing the weather

Things are getting weird around here. (Photo by Zach Frailey.) In a sane world, a 2011 filled with spectacularly bizarre weather followed by a winter and spring that are record-shatteringly hot – out of control hot ; Biblical hot – would have everyone in the U.S. freaking the f*ck out about climate change. We never quite get there, though. We don’t seem to be grappling with the fact that this kind of volatility is rapidly becoming the new normal — or that we are totally unprepared. If the public does tune in to what little media coverage there is of the climate-weather connection, they end up wading through technical discussions about attribution. Take this piece from Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. It is an excellent piece of reporting, thorough and judicious, but it is occupied almost exclusively with pinning down exactly what portion of this particular heat wave can...

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