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23 April 2009
Climate Change in the Windy City
Chicago has to be my favorite U.S. city. It has a culture all it’s own, and no place in America has more interesting architecture. On a windy, and warm Sunday evening in October 1871, a raging fire consumed Chicago. Local lore blames the conflagration on a cow owned by a Mrs. O’Leary. Unlikely, but it did start in a shed nearby. So what occupies the site now? The Chicago Fire Department’s training academy. I kid …