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June 3, 2009

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When the weather first started going crazy a few years ago it became quickly fashionable to say "global warming" or "climate change." Meteorological comments went from being smalltalk to having a larger significance. Others countered (paradoxically enough) that anomalies were normal. Give it time and we'll see if it's truly a trend. The irony here is that given enough time people adapt to anything; by the time climate chaos is confirmed we have become used to it. Extremes are the new norm. Seattle's recent heatwave is almost beneath notice. Three consecutive weeks of heat and sun in the rainy season--so what? The window of memory opens only a crack. Barely enough to let the light in.