Bill McKibben: “this is no freak summer. This is how the earth works now.”

This summer has seen record heat waves and wildfires in the U.S, the worst flooding in Beijing’s modern history, and droughts that devastated the U.S. corn crop and led India to set up “refugee camps” for livestock. These extreme events were not freak occurrences — this is how the earth works now.

Bill McKibben’s new article “A Summer of Extremes Signifies the New Normal is a good read for anyone looking for a summer-y of 2012 extreme summer events. Check out his article at Yale 360. 
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