1/10/2007

WARM ON A WINTER'S DAY

11,000 years ago, Chicago, fresh off an ice age, looked like Alaska, covered in evergreen forests. By the end of the century, researchers say it will feel more like Oklahoma. Right now, it’s just oddly pleasant.

It is hard to argue with global warming on a sunny, 50-degree, early January day in Chicago. It is hard to miss shivering, or excavating a car buried in snow, or walking with eyes cast downward to better navigate the icy patches. A year ago, I trudged up Michigan Avenue bundled three layers deep, a Polartec princess with frost-fogged sunglasses. Today my coat is open and my hat is in the closet...
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