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When Do We Stop Thinking It's Just Bad Weather?

It's been a comparatively unpleasant summer so far in New York City: tons of humidity, raining every other day for months, grey, kind of cold. And...

It's been a comparatively unpleasant summer so far in New York City: tons of humidity, raining every other day for months, grey, kind of cold. And it's not going to get any better in the next month and a half at least. In the last few years, heavy rains have hit the middle of the country. Now it's the northeast's turn to get pummeled.My question is, do we really think this is just a fluke cold front (or whatever), that will pass, at which point summers in the northeast will go back to being uncomfortably hot and sticky like they've been every other summer I can remember from the past 30 years?Two autumns ago, a coworker said to me "When are we going to stop wondering why it's 100 degrees in October and start realizing the weather will be erratic for good?"So, has it? Are we destined to experience unpredictable and unseasonable weather form here on in? Looks like probably. The Obama Administration issued a report the other day projecting what climate change looks like in the next century in the States. (You can read about it here.)For New York, it's not looking awesome. While it is looking very hot, it also looks like a century of rain and flood:


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