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Hmm — something up with the climate?

Below is a group of headlines from the Canadian Early Bird one day this summer. I wonder if something is up with the climate. Phrase of the season: "the new normal." I mention this because I suspect it has national security implications. Los Angeles Times: Fierce storms in Northeast, yes, but probably not a derecho  ...

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Below is a group of headlines from the Canadian Early Bird one day this summer. I wonder if something is up with the climate. Phrase of the season: "the new normal." I mention this because I suspect it has national security implications.

Los Angeles Times: Fierce storms in Northeast, yes, but probably not a derecho  The New York Times: Storms threaten ozone layer over U.S., study says 
Los Angeles Times: Greenland ice sheet undergoes worst surface melt in 132 years 
The Christian Science Monitor: U.S. drought already rippling out into the world  

Below is a group of headlines from the Canadian Early Bird one day this summer. I wonder if something is up with the climate. Phrase of the season: "the new normal." I mention this because I suspect it has national security implications.

Los Angeles Times: Fierce storms in Northeast, yes, but probably not a derecho  The New York Times: Storms threaten ozone layer over U.S., study says 
Los Angeles Times: Greenland ice sheet undergoes worst surface melt in 132 years 
The Christian Science Monitor: U.S. drought already rippling out into the world  

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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