It’s not like my pal Randall needs the traffic from me, but his xkcd comic on the new normal from global warming is just perfect, so I’m putting it here.
If you don’t already read xkcd then I’m not sure what you’re doing on the Internet. Don’t forget to hover your cursor over the comic on his site. And read this one, for reasons.
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