This weather we’ve been having

On the sixth day in a row of temperatures in the mid- to high nineties, I wonder at what point we stop talking about “heat waves” and start thinking about this sort of frequent and prolonged extreme weather as the new normal.

It seems like continuing to think about it as exceptional is a means of avoiding a number of very unpleasant realities about both the present and the future.

And yes, thank you—I am aware that weather and climate are not the same.

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