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Other than a 3 day heat wave, it’s been about 10 degrees cooler than normal in NYC for most of May. Other than a warmer than normal February, and that 3 day heat wave, it’s been noticeably cooler, and rainier, in NYC, year-to-date.

The NYC winter highlighted by “intercepted by Malcolm Butler” was the coldest winter I have ever experienced — and I grew up in Boston. We used to ski in NH over February break — I would go cross-country and wear my puffy Finland jacket — over a tee shirt. Just to go to the gym I had to wear it over a tee shirt and a sweatshirt.

All other things being equal, CO2 traps heat — nobody denies that. But all other things aren’t equal and the impact of a tiny amount of CO2 relative to the atmosphere has not to date kept up with the UN’s predictions — which just keep getting worse. Look you can tell the kid that if she goes into the cookie jar, the 6 foot tall monster with 4 inch teeth will come, and then if you see crumbs, you can warn her that he doesn’t come every night but by the way he’s a 7 foot monster with 6 inch teeth, but eventually you’re going to have to get yourself a monster costume.

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