The Final Word by Jim Thompson

I was amused by my hometown paper’s lead article one day last week. Calling this the coolest summer in decades, they cited bountiful crop prospects as the farmers take to the fields this harvest season. The reality is, no one really knows what the climate is doing short term or long term. The dialogue and evidence on both sides of this debate are useful and will, someday, be revealing. In the meantime, the rhetoric continues. Perhaps I’ll live long enough to witness a definitive answer, but I doubt it, even if I live to be 100.