Summer Heat Wave: Global Warming Comes to the U.S. : The New Yorker
- Up until fairly recently, it was possibleâ€”which, of course, is not the same as advisableâ€”to see climate change as a phenomenon that was happening somewhere else. In the Arctic, Americans were told (again and again and again), the effects were particularly dramatic. The sea ice was melting. This was bad for native Alaskans, and even worse for polar bears, who rely on the ice for survival. But in the Lower Forty-eight there always seemed to be more pressing concerns, like Barack Obamaâ€™s birth certificate.
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