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Snow in Chicago this close to May is unusual, but we're getting numb to abnormal weather


Yes, it is snowing in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest.

Yes, it is April 27 — a mere four days until May.

Yes, people are heading to Twitter and social media to freak out. 

And finally, yes, we'll forget our shock as soon as the next extreme weather event happens. 

That's what a study from earlier in 2019 conducted by the UC Davis environmental science and policy researcher Frances Moore found after examining 2 billion tweets over a two-and-half year period. It found that we tweet about unusual weather because it stands out, but as it becomes more normal, we accept it as how it is and post about it less. In this way we slowly acclimate to extreme weather from climate change, the study asserts.  Read more...

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