Everyone enjoys a little sun now andagain. But the stifling, way-past-summer, folks-can't-move kind of heat is just not cool (literally).
I'm not talking about some far-off planet in outerspace.
Extreme heat is right in our own backyards.
Like in Wisconsin, where "It's an all-you-can-heat buffet from May to October, and senior citizen discount is every day."
The main dude who "gets it " is a teenager.
"Neighborhoods are ovens with windows, and as the knob on global warming increases, lives are preheated until the soul soufflés."
He has all the right words.
"Compressed living complexes circulate heat and cause compressed feelings to converge upon our neighbors in the hood. So that 90% release of excess body heat talked about in science class is contributing to our local temperature rising."
Because climate change isn't just happening to him.
It's happening to all the people around him. "Heat affects the elderly more than it does us. Their lungs resemble the Dow Exchange, rises and drops until they crash."
His words and observations don't stop there. Click below and listen to what else he's got to say:
What a compelling poem, right?
If you're hungry for real-time facts, check out this change-before-your-very-own-eyes interactive map.
It shows the temperatures of the past while predicting how climate change will affect Wisconsin's landscape in the future. Interesting, but kind of scary.