Monday, October 8, 2007
First it was a 75-degree January day in New York City (restaurants were serving food outside for lunch and everything). Next a week of 90-degree temperatures in Northern Ontario. Then an 88-degree October day in Minnesota. And a super-hot Chicago Marathon that had to be cancelled. For a long time, I had been in denial that global warming was happening right around us. I'm not anymore. Despite the melting of Arctic ice and Antarctic ice shelves and the disappearance of glaciers in the Alps and snow on Kilimanjaro, I thought it would take a while for global warming to strike the middle latitudes. Now I've seen enough. And it feels horrible, kinda like the apocalypse. It's 84 in Chicago right now.