19 Mar '12, 6pm

Freak heat wave makes Obama and Oprah ‘nervous’ about climate

Freak heat wave makes Obama and Oprah ‘nervous’ about climate

Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . Speaking at a high-dollar Chicago fundraiser hosted by Oprah Winfrey as the city basked in June-like weather last week, President Barack Obama admitted to being “a little nervous” about global warming: “We’ve had a good day,” Obama said. “It’s warm every place. It gets you a little nervous about what’s happening to global temperatures. But when it’s 75 degrees in Chicago in the beginning of March it gets you thinking … ” “Something’s wrong,” Oprah interjected. “Yeah,” Obama said. “On other hand we really have enjoyed the nice weather.” Instead of temperatures in the mid-40s, the historical average, Chicago is in a record-breaking streak of 80-degree-F weather. This “extreme and unprecedented ” heat wave began last Wednesday and may continue through this Wednesday. “Before the heat wave, there had only been 10 March days on record tha...

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