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stevenpiziks ([personal profile] stevenpiziks) wrote2017-06-27 10:20 am

Freezing in June

The West Coast and the Southwest are frying.  Seattle is in the 90s.  Arizona is in the 110s and even 120s.  (Don't want to punch global warming deniers?)  Meanwhile, here in Michigan, we're freezing.  Almost literally.

The last two weeks have been a relentless dive into the 60s and 70.  Yesterday, we didn't even make it to 70, and today we're expected to hit 72 at the most.  And it's been rainy.  What is this, Ireland?  Michigan summers by now are regularly in the mid- to upper 80s, and we're heading for the beach.  Nope!  Not now! 

I know--the 110 people are ready to punch me.  But this unusual weather is, in its way, just as frustrating as the super hot stuff.  It's COLD at night, for one thing.  Last night, it got down into the 40s, and we woke up with our teeth chattering.  Should turn the furnace back on?  It's almost July, for frig's sake!

Now the global warming deniers chime in.  "See?  The globe can't be warming!  It's cold!"

Fuck you.  The reason it's so cold is all the extra energy--heat--in our atmosphere is pulling the jet stream south, and like a giant fan, it's blowing arctic air down our way.  This is the epitome of global warming.  And did we mention 120 in Arizona?

Electric cars can't come fast enough.