Good morning, it’s Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. “Heat Wave Has Northwest Sizzling Again,” reads this morning’s Weather Channel headline. It’s no picnic here on the East Coast, either. Wednesday was another day of blistering heat and stifling humidity, and when storms cooled things off slightly in the evening, they also brought down power lines. Today is supposed to be another scorcher, with the heat index in this area touching 110 degrees.
Today, we tend to think about “climate” change when we contemplate extreme weather, but whatever you call it, this is bad. It’s not entirely new, however. As I…
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