Does the cold ease your fear of climate change? Not so fast
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.
* Obama speech's most viral moment (as reflected by Twitter).
* Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall: "A map of human dignity."
* Owner of Stonewall Inn: "It's like owning Rosa Parks's bus."
* Romney's no-show is a first in decades.
* Borowitz Report: Speech gives grateful Republicans "detailed list of things to thwart over the next four years."
* Groupon puts gun-related deals on hold, angers gun-rights advocates.
* Carl Sandburg's previously unknown poem about "A Revolver": "When it has spoken, the case can not be appealed to the supreme court ..."
* Dave Zirin in The Nation: "Athletically gifted children see the NFL, with all its attendant dangers, as ... their ticket out of poverty."
* Archive of tweets for Te'o's fauxfriend and the other guy linked to her digital life (and death).
* Deadspin's hate mail since breaking the story.
* Pulitzer winners analyze Deadspin reporting.
* Guide to avoiding Twitter scams.
* ... Which is appropriate, because much of the forthcoming movie was filmed here.
* Yahoo sends ex-employees "welcome back" packages.
* Job posting seeks "young journalists who don't know better."
* 13-year-old news blogger credentialed to cover inauguration.
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