That's right, the North Pole is to be free of ice this summer. Oh, wait--it is summer.
And by the way, without the ice up there, the water is darker, and absorbs much more heat that would have been reflected back into space before. Heat, from the sun, above and beyond anything you're used to. Which in turn makes everything warmer down south, because that area is where the cold air is mostly made. It's been referred to as the "world's air conditioner" for this reason.
So it's going to be a pretty fucking hot summer with massive superstorms. Enjoy being cooked. I'm in Seattle now, where it's rarely above 70, though it's looking to be in the 80s this weekend. But around here, that qualifies as a heat wave. In any case, this will be the first summer I haven't spent in Chicago since 2001, and I'm very happy not to have to boil alive each day. Chicago's heat is every bit as punishing and violent as its cold, and the city hasn't a whole lot in between. I'd drink water and have it fall right out of every pore in my skin in one continuous stream. Like my skin was having a piss. God, I hated Chicago.
Of course, there is the fact that Seattle, being a city defined pretty much by its relationship to water(funny thing on the West Coast about water--always either too much, or not enough) will be particularly susceptible to rising sea levels. So I guess I'm not immune.
Oh wait, I live on top of a very high hill. Ha! Drown then. ___________________
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