This is a little picture of what #climatechange means: Sitting on my back porch in Arizona this morning at 5:45am, enjoying only the second summer monsoon rain this season. Sipping a coffee in a damp wind, with the temperature at 82ºF (28ºC).
I realized that – after nearly a month of temperatures over 110ºF (43ºC), a record-breaking length of time even in Arizona – I had forgotten what 82º felt like. This is not typical, normal, or a cyclic phase.
This is a permanent, ongoing, man-made problem.