[…] The weather seems to have gone berserk lately. The tennis courts at Wimbledon in England have not been as parched since the 1920s. The same is true for croplands in norther France, the Soviet Union, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. It’s so dry, brush fires have started several weeks early in California, and water is being rationed.
[Climatologists] believe that the earth’s climate has moved into a cooling cycle, which means highly erratic weather for decades to come.
Source: James P. Sterba, New York Times