photograph: Jim Richardson/GettySo much for warm holiday spirit. We just caught up with this slideshow from England's The Guardian depicting 16 of the 100 places the International Panel on Climate Change is betting won't be around a century from now. Bhutan, Caracas, Australia's Kakadu wetlands, and, Chicago?
"That's today weather, and now, the forecast for the 21st century:"
a gradual, dramatic increase in heatwaves and flooding due to global warming . . . an increase in hot summer days . . . unpredictable heavy rain and flooding . . . damage [to] Chicago's tourism industry.Guess those $500 cases of pop at McCormick Place don't seem such a big deal now, do they?
The good news: Chicago's climate will be just like that of Texas and Alabama. They'll be a lot more good country western bars, our college football teams will win more games, and the Indiana Dunes will really come into its own. A Daley will still be mayor; she'll just be mangling the English language with monophthongized dipthongs.
See the entire slideshow here.