Consider this your reminder that while Labor Day is dead and gone, this previously mild summer has another few weeks left, technically: The temperature hit 92 degrees in Central Park today for the first time in 2014. In September.
It’s only the seventh time this year that New York City has reached the 90s, although the previous peaks topped out at 91.
“So much for global warming,” some idiot will say. To which we counter, we’re all doomed anyway:
Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.
A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of that cold air. Researchers say that’s because of shrinking ice in the seas off Russia.
The new rule is that there are no rules, only unpredictable waves of discomfort with no concern for your so-called “calendar.”