COLD RELIEF -- NOT. If Chicago's cold snap eases your fears about global warming, not so fast. As NASA explained in 2010, weather like this is consistent with a global warming trend. And there's still that record snowless run -- something the Tribune's Eric Zorn rightly calls "downright creepy."
* Chicago preps for permanent heat wave (from May).
* City has official "climate action plan."
* 5 southern cities with more snow than Chicago.
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